Saeugling, Eldon, 1906-

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Fish expert and long time head of the National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium in Guttenberg, Iowa. Saeugling spent most of his career at the Guttenberg facility, employed by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (which later became the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). After his retirement he continued his work collecting fish species to fill orders from universities and public aquariums. In 1960 the crown prince of Japan visited Chicago and requested a collection of fish that could be taken back to Japan. Saeugling was responsible for collecting the fish and shipping them to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium so that Mayor Richard J. Daley could present them to the visiting dignitary. These predatory species have since achieved notoriety in Japan as foreign invaders, threatening to cause the extinction of some native species. In 1937 Eldon married Mildred Winnall, a dedicated humanitarian. She prepared packages of food and clothing and distributed them to the poor on Indian reservations, and worked with missionary societies to aid those suffering the effects of World War II and the Vietnamese Conflict.

From the description of Papers, 1940-1981. (Iowa Sate Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 52077315

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creatorOf Saeugling, Eldon, 1906-. Papers, 1940-1981. Iowa State Historical Society
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associatedWith Akihito, Emperor of Japan, 1933- person
associatedWith Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976. person
associatedWith National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium (Guttenberg, Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith National Fish Hatchery System (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Saeugling, Mildred Winnall, 1905- person
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Fisheries. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Winall family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mississippi river
United States
Guttenberg (Iowa)
Aquarium fish collecting
Fish hatcheries
Indians of North America
Introduced fishes
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World War, 1914-1918
Women in charitable work
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1906

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