Spencer Fullerton Baird

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1823-02-03
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Secretary of the Smithsonian (1887, 1878, Smithsonian Institution, Chief Executive Officer)
 

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spencer fullerton baird work related to ferdinand vandeveer hayden (Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden)
spencer fullerton baird work related to james smithson (James Smithson)
spencer fullerton baird work related to joseph priestley (Joseph Priestley)
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john james audubon helped by spencer fullerton baird (John James Audubon)
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On an outing as a young man, Baird came across a bird he could not recognize, and wrote to ornithologist/artist Audubon, who confirmed it was an unidentified species (a yellow-bellied flycatcher). (Details)
Audubon asked Baird to collect specimens for him and invited him along on one of his own collecting expeditions. (Details)
In 1843, Baird published his discovery of the flycatcher in the "Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia". (Details)
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Simultaneously directing the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum, and the Fish Commission, he had immense influence on American scientific institutions
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natural sciences and mathematics
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scientific administrator
zoologist
 

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1887-08-19
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