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John Muir













































About John Muir

Naturalist and conservationist who explored Yosemite and is known as the “Father of the National Park.” He was an advocate for Western forests and he was a strong proponent of the National park bill, which was passed by congress in 1890 and established Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.


Early life

He emigrated to the US because his father thought the Church of Scotland was not strict enough in its faith and practice.


Trivia

His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions and greatly inspired President Roosevelt, who in turn became one of the first Presidents to make conservation a national issue.


Family of John Muir

He married Louisa Wanda Strentzel in 1880, and together they had two daughters.


Close associates of John Muir

He went to Yosemite with President Theodore Roosevelt.





















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Lloyd Hall













































About Lloyd Hall

Remembered for his significant innovations in the realm of food preservation, this twentieth-century chemist patented close to sixty of his food processes. Most notably, he further developed chemist Karl Seifert s meat curing methods.


Early life

After earning a bachelor s degree in chemistry and pharmaceuticals from Northwestern University, he received his master s degree from the University of Chicago and went on to work for the Illinois-based Griffith Laboratories.


Trivia

He held chief chemist positions at both the Chicago Department of Health and the John Morrell Company.


Family of Lloyd Hall

The grandson of a woman who escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad and a man who founded the Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hall grew up in Elgin and Aurora, Illinois. He was married to Myrrhene Newsome.


Close associates of Lloyd Hall

He was a contemporary of fellow African-American chemist Percy Julian.





















 

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Margaret D Lowman













































About Margaret D Lowman

Scientist and author known for her work in the fields of conservation biology and canopy ecology. Her science-themed books include It s a Jungle Up There and Life in the Treetops.


Early life

After graduating from Williams College with a degree in biology, she studied ecology at Aberdeen University and botany at Sydney University.


Trivia

During her time as a professor at Williams College, she constructed the first North American canopy (treetop) walkway.


Family of Margaret D Lowman

She grew up in Elmira, New York and later taught and held research positions in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, and Florida.


Close associates of Margaret D Lowman

She was inspired and influenced by the environmental research and activism of Rachel Carson.





















 

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Margaret D Lowman
























































About Margaret D Lowman

Scientist and author known for her work in the fields of conservation biology and canopy ecology. Her science-themed books include It s a Jungle Up There and Life in the Treetops.


Early life

After graduating from Williams College with a degree in biology, she studied ecology at Aberdeen University and botany at Sydney University.


Trivia

During her time as a professor at Williams College, she constructed the first North American canopy (treetop) walkway.


Family of Margaret D Lowman

She grew up in Elmira, New York and later taught and held research positions in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, and Florida.


Close associates of Margaret D Lowman

She was inspired and influenced by the environmental research and activism of Rachel Carson.