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naturalist

John Hay, American writer. Recipient Richard D. Perkins Memorial award Henry David Thoreau School Wilderness Studies, Eastern State Connecticut College, 1978, John Hay award Orion Society, 1992; named Conservationist of Year, Massachusetts Wildlife Federation, 1970, Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 1991.

Background

Hay, John was born on August 31, 1915 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Clarence Leonard and Alice (Appleton) Hay.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1938.

Career

Hay co-founded the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and composed 18 books from his "writing shack" on Dry Hill at his home in Brewster, Mass. He published two autobiographies, A beginner's faith in things unseen (Boston : Beacon Press, 1995) and (Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2004). and a profile in 1998, ".

Works

Membership

President Cape Cod Museum Natural History, Brewster, 1956-1980, senior fellow, since 1980. Chairman Brewster Conservation Commission, 1964-1971. Member standing committee Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations, 1975-1980, member advisory council, since 1980.

Board advisers Damariscotta (Maine) River Association, since 1995. With Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member Phi Beta Kappa (named Poet 1963).

Connections

Married Kristi Putnam, February 14, 1942. Children: Susan, Katherine, Rebecca (deceased), Charles.

father:
Clarence Leonard Hay

mother:
Alice (Appleton) Hay

spouse:
Kristi Putnam

children:
Rebecca Hay (deceased)

Katherine Hay

Charles Hay

Susan Hay