Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987Alternative names
Herbert Friedman (1900-1987) was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 22, 1900. He received his bachelor's degree from City College and his PhD from Cornell University in 1923. He spent two years conducting fieldwork in Argentina, the Mexican border, and Africa. He was then appointed curator in the Division of Birds, United States National Museum, in 1929. During the 1930's he published books on birds from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. Friedman specialized in the study of the cowbird. In 1957, he became head curator of zoology. He stayed in that position until 1961 when he was named director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Friedman went to Antarctica in 1970 to evaluate the National Science Foundation's biological research program there. He published numerous articles and books. He died on May 14, 1987.
Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_511_pid_EACP508
Herbert Friedmann was director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Cornell University Ph.D. 1923.
From the description of Herbert Friedmann papers, 1953-1970. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64071756
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