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Museum director

George Edmund Lindsay, museum director. Achievements include special research taxonomy desert plants, Cactaceae of Baja California, Mexico. Decorated Air medal with 3 clusters, Bronze Star. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Fellow San Diego Society Natural History, Zoological Society San Diego, California Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Cactus and Succulent Society.

Background

Lindsay, George Edmund was born on August 17, 1916 in Pomona, California, United States. Son of Charles Wesley and Alice (Foster) Lindsay.

Education

Student, San Diego State College, 1936-1939;Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1951;Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1956.

Career

From 1956 to 1963, he was director of the San Diego Natural History Museum and served as Director of the California Academy of Sciences from 1963 to 1982. At both institutions, Lindsay led research field trips and expeditions in the Baja California peninsula and was active in trans-national conservation efforts to protect the Sonoran Islands in the Gulf of California Lindsay specialized in desert plants, with field work in Mexico and the western United States. In 1940, he was executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1956, Lindsay became director of the San Diego Natural History Museum, leading research expeditions throughout his tenure. He became director of the California Academy of Sciences in 1963. See the list of genera and species described by G.E.Linds.

International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Author Details" (HTML). International Plant Names Index.

Retrieved 2015-10-16.

Achievements

  • Achievements include special research taxonomy desert plants, Cactaceae of Baja California, Mexico.

Membership

Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Fellow San Diego Society Natural History, Zoological Society San Diego, California Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Cactus and Succulent Society.

Connections

Married Geraldine Kendrick Morris, 1972.

father:
Charles Wesley Lindsay

mother:
Alice (Foster) Lindsay

spouse:
Geraldine Kendrick Morris