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William Beverley Scott, Canadian Ichthyologist. Recipient Canada Centennial medal, 1967; recipient Canada Silver Jubilee medal, 1979.


Scott, William Beverley was born on July 7, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of William James and Elsie Irene (Lowry) Scott.


Bachelor of Science, University Toronto, 1942; Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 1950; Doctor of Science, University N.B., 1985; Doctor of Science, Queens U., 1994.


Curator ichthyology department, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1948-1977; associate director, Royal Ontario Museum, 1973-1975; director, Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B., Canada, 1976-1982; senior scientist, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, since 1982; associate professor to professor department zoology, U. Toronto, 1962-1983; professor emeritus, U. Toronto, since 1983; board directors, Ontario Council Commercial Fisheries, Port Dover, Ontario, Canada, 1954-1976; board directors, Canada National Sportsmen's Shows, Toronto, 1974-1978; research associate, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, since 1977. Honorary curator Royal Ontario Museum, 1994, curator emeritus, 1994.


Board of directors Metropolitan Toronto Zoological Society, Canada, 1970-1975. Board of trustees Canada National Sportsmen's Fund, 1977-1985, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center, St. Andrews (N.B., Canada), 1965-1981, Ross Memorial Museum, 1979-1994. Served tocapt. Canada Army, 1942-1945, PTO. Fellow Royal Society Canada.

Member Toronto Sportsmens Association (life, board directors 1955-1970). President American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (1972), Canada Society Zoologists (honorary life member, associate editor 1973-1977), American Fisheries Society (Award of Excellence 1986), International Game Fish Association, American Institute Fishery Research Biologists, Nova Scotia Institute Science.


Married Mildred Grace Fairfield, July 11, 1942. Children: Paul James, Patricia Louise.

William James Scott

Elsie Irene (Lowry) Scott

Mildred Grace Fairfield

Paul James Scott

Patricia Louise Scott