Zoologist and educator William Perry Hay (1872-1947) was born in Eureka, IL, on Dec. 8, 1872. His father was paleontologist Oliver Perry Hay (1846-1930). He was educated at Butler University (B.S., '91; MS. '92). Instructor of Zoology, Central High School, Washington, D.C., 1892-1898; head, Dept. of Biology, Washington high schools, 1898-1900; professor of natural history, Howard University, 1900-1908; head, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, Washington high schools, 1908-1931; instructor of biology, McKinley High School (Washington?), 1931-1934. Also assistant in zoology, George Washington University, and lecturer, Georgetown U. (ca. 1907?). Memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fisheries Society, National Geographic Society, Washington Academy of Sciences, Washington Biological Society (vp, 1907), Washington Entomological Society, Washington Biological Field Club (pres., 1903). Fields of research: Life history and relations of North American crustacea, and Astacidae of North America. (Source: American Men of Science, 8th edition, 1949.)

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