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William P Wharton

farmer , conservationist.

William P Wharton, American farmer, conservationist.


Wharton, William P was born on August 12, 1880 in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William F. and Fanny (Pickman) Wharton.


Preparatory education, Groton (Massachusetts) School. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1903. Graduate study, Harvard Law School, 1904-1905.


Engaged in farming near Groton from 1905. Selectman, Groton, 1921-1924. Actively identified with movements for conservation of natural resources.

Chairman Massachusetts State Forestry Committee. Former chairman Massachusetts Conservation Council. Member standing committee Trustees of Public Reservations (Massachusetts).


Member Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (ex-president). American Forestry Association (director), Society of America Foresters, Massachusetts Forest and Park Association (president), Society for Portection, New Jersey Forests, National Audubon Society, National Parks Association (president), Massachusetts Audubon Society, American Ornithologists Union, Northeastern Bird Banding Association, American Bison-Society, (ex-secretary) Episcopalian. Clubs: Harvard (New York).


Married Ruth Gerrish, February 16, 1915. Married second, Elizabeth M. Wiggin, August 29, 1922.

William F. Wharton

Fanny (Pickman) Wharton

Ruth Gerrish

Elizabeth M. Wiggin