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Lawrence Emerson Hicks


Lawrence Emerson Hicks, American biologist. Award for 1945).


Hicks, Lawrence Emerson was born on October 22, 1905 in Fredericktown, Ohio, United States. Son of Earl H. and Floy (Coe) Hicks.


Bachelor of Science, Otterbein College, 1928. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.


Biological assistant, Otterbein College, 1926-1928. Botanical assistant Ohio State University, 1928-1930, instructor, 1930-1934. Game ecologist Ohio Division Conservation, 1929-1931.

Forester and wildlife conservationist in charge Region 3, United States Soil Conservation Service, 1934-1936. Biological United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Assistant professor zoölogy, entomological, and director Ohio Wildlife Research Station, 1936-1945.

Summers: New England Camps, United States Bureau Plant Industry, instructor field ecological University of Buffalo, New York State Museum. Ecological, Ohio Conservation Laboratory. Owner Buckeye Apiaries.

Director Ohio Apiaries Co-operative. Chairman technical committee Columbus Metropolitan Parks. United States delegate to International Ornithological Congress, Rouen.

France, 1938.


  • Co-author: The Pheasant in North America (American Wildlife Institute, 1945. Won Wildlife Society Award for 1945). Author: Breeding Birds of Ohio (Ohio biological survey, 1935), Ohio Game and Song Birds in Winter (Ohio div. conservation, 1931), numerous scientific papers.

    Contributor articles on natural history to newspapers and journals. Lecturer on animal and plant life. Collector: biological specimens and rare books on natural history, plant and animal specimens for Herbaria, museums and labs.


Fellow Am Ornithological Union (secretary 1937-1945), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ohio Academy Science. Member Wilson Ornithological Society (secretary 1931-1936, vice president, 1937-1939, president 1940-1941), Inland Bird Banding Association (Vice-President), Wheaton. Club, Ecological Society, Wildlife Society, American Society Mammalogists, Biological Society Washington, Limnol.

Society, Ohio Beekeepers Association (Vice-President), National Outdoors Writers, Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi.


Married Thyra Jane Bevier, June 27, 1931. Children: Jane Ann, Thomas Edward Deam.

Earl H. Hicks

Floy (Coe) Hicks

Thyra Jane Bevier

Jane Ann Hicks

Thomas Edward Deam Hicks