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Elon Eugene Byrd

biologist

Elon Eugene Byrd, American biologist. Decorated Bronze Star medal. Served to Lieutenant Medical Service Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Micros. Society, American (editorial board 1949-1955,; Club: Men’s Garden (organizer, president Athens).

Background

Byrd, Elon Eugene was born on June 9, 1905 in Richton, Mississippi, United States. Son of Henry Webster and Eleanor Elizabeth (Hinton) Byrd.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mississippi A. and M. College, 1929. Master of Science, Mississippi State College, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy., Tulane University 1934.

Career

Instructor, Mississippi State College, 1929-1932. Faculty U. Georgia, Athens, 1934-1974, professor zoology-parasitology, 1945-1972, professor emeritus, 1972-1974. Special consultant filarial studies United States Public Health Service, 1951-1962.

Consultant parasitology Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, 1968-1974. Trustee, Executive Committee Highlands Biological Laboratory, 1950-1974, Highland (North Carolina) Biological Station, 1957-1974.

Works

  • Associate editor: American Midland Naturalist, 1960-1966. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Served to Lieutenant Medical Service Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Micros.

Society, American (editorial board 1949-1955. Club: Men’s Garden (organizer, president Athens).

Connections

Married Margaret Elizabeth Powell, September 3, 1938.

father:
Henry Webster Byrd

mother:
Eleanor Elizabeth (Hinton) Byrd

spouse:
Margaret Elizabeth Powell