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Robert Porter Allen

biologist.

Robert Porter Allen, American biologist. Recipient Pennsylvania Ambassador award, 1952, Nash conservation award, 1955; John Burroughs medal, 1958. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946.; Fellow American Ornithologists Union (Brewster award 1957); member Wilson Ornithological; Club, Society for Protection Flamingo in Bahamas, Sociedad Cubana para la Proteccion y Conservacion de la Naturaleza.

Background

Allen, Robert Porter was born on April 24, 1905 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Fleming and Edith (Bennington) Allen.

Education

Student Lafayette College, 1923-1925, Cornell Univercity, 1925.

Career

National Audubon Society, 1930-1933, sanctuary director, 1934-1938, research associate, 1939-1953, research director, 1954-1960.

Works

  • Author: (monographs) The Roseate Spoonbill, 1942, The Whooping Crane, 1952, The Flamingos, 1956. (books) The Flame Birds, 1947, On The Trail of Vanishing Birds, 1957. Birds of Caribbean, 1961.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Ornithologists Union (Brewster award 1957). Member Wilson Ornithological.

Club, Society for Protection Flamingo in Bahamas, Sociedad Cubana para la Proteccion y Conservacion de la Naturaleza.

Connections

Married Evelyn Sedgwick, January 14, 1933. Children: Robert Fleming II, Alice.

father:
Robert Fleming Allen

mother:
Edith (Bennington) Allen

spouse:
Evelyn Sedgwick

children:
Robert Fleming II Allen

Alice Allen