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Paul Henry Oehser

conservationist , editor , writer

Paul Henry Oehser, American editor, writer, conservationist.

Background

Oehser, Paul Henry was born on March 27, 1904 in Cherry Creek, New York, United States. Son of Henry Christian and Agnes Theodosia (Abbey) Oehser.

Education

Student, University Iowa, 1924. AB, Greenville College, Illinois, 1925. Postgraduate, American University, 1930.

Career

Assistant editor Bureau Biological Survey, Department Agriculture, 1925-1931. Editor United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1931-1950. Chief editorial and publications division, public relations officer Smithsonian Institution, 1950-1966, research associate, from 1966.

Editor science publications National Geography Society, 1966-1978. Managing editor Journal Washington Academy of Sciences, 1939-1959. Editor Proceedings 8th American Science Congress, Department State, 1941-1943.

Works

book Sons of Science: The Story of the Smithsonian Institution and Its Leaders book Sons of Science; the Story of the Smithsonian Institution and Its Leaders book The witch of Scrapfaggot Green & Other Folderol: Ballades, epitaphs, fables, country poems, sonnets, essays book The Witch of Scrapfaggot Green book The poems of Longfellow,: Including Evangeline, The song of Hiawatha, The courtship of Miles Standish, Tales of a wayside inn (The Modern library of ... library of the world's best books, 56.2) book Inayat Khan: Life & Poems (Introduction to Sufi Poets) (Volume 50) book 51: 30 Poems, 20 Lyrics, 1 Self-Interview book 51: 30 Poems, 20 Lyrics, 1 Self-Interview book A New View from the Castle: The Smithsonian Institution's Quadrangle: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Enid A. Haupt Garden book A New View from the Castle: The Smithsonian Institution's Quadrangle: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Enid A. Haupt Garden

Membership

Board directors Greater Washington Educational television Association, Inc., 1958-1964. Fellow Washington Academy of Sciences. Member Philosophical Society Washington, American Ornithological Union, Biological Society Washington, Wilderness Society (member governing council 1964-1977, honorary council since 1977, assistant treasurer 1965-1970, 72-76, vice president 1976-1977), History of Science Club (Washington), Thoreau Society of America (president 1961), Washington Biologists' Field Club (vice president 1962-1964, president 1964-1967), Literary Society of Washington (correspondent secretary and treasurer 1972-1984) Clubs: Cosmos (Washington) (secretary 1950-1969, editor Bulletin 1951-1969, vice president 1973, president 1974), Palaver (Washington).

Connections

Married Grace M. Edgbert, October 4, 1927. Children: Gordon Vincent, Richard Edgbert.