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By Anne Becher

A finished and numerous, award-winning number of biographies of an important figures in American environmentalism. As the environment adjustments, and environmental issues develop into progressively more frequent, this encyclopedia offers much-needed info at the key gamers within the environmental circulate.

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On July 26, 1797, he married Louisa Catherine Johnson, with whom he would have a long and passionate marriage and four children. His career as a politician began in 1802, when he was elected as a state senator from Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He then served in the United States Senate from Massachusetts, from 1803 to 1808. For the next few years he taught at Harvard, practiced law, and served as foreign minister to Russia. From 1817 to 1825, he served as President J 12 Monroe’s secretary of state.

A significant event in Adams’s early life was a vacation his family took to Yosemite National Park in 1916, when he was 14 years old. He brought along a Kodak Box Brownie camera that he used to take his first photographs. As a result of this experience, Adams persuaded Frank Ditmman, the owner of a San Francisco photo finishing plant, to take him on as an apprentice in developing and other techniques in the darkroom. While Adams’s enthusiasm for photography was growing, music, at this time, was his main concern.

With philanthropist and conservationist JOHN D. , Albright lobbied to make Jackson Hole a national park and colonial Williamsburg a national monument. Albright was awarded the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award, the Interior Department’s Conservation Service Award in 1953, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980. Albright died at the age of 97 in a nursing home in Los Angeles, California, on March 28, 1987. ALBRIGHT, HORACE BIBLIOGRAPHY Albright, Horace, and Robert Cahn, The Birth of the National Park Service, 1985; Albright, Horace, and Marian Albright Schenck, Creating the National Park Service: The Missing Years, 1999; McPherson, Stephen Mather, “Horace Albright,” National Parks, 1987; Shankland, Robert, Steve Mather of the National Parks, 1970; Sidey, Hugh, “Present at the Preservation,” Time, 1985.

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