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William P Wharton

farmer , conservationist.

William P Wharton, American farmer, conservationist.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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).

Membership

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).

Connections

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

father:
William F. Wharton

mother:
Fanny (Pickman) Wharton

spouses:
Ruth Gerrish

Elizabeth M. Wiggin