Frederick A. Shannon

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For the American historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, see Fred Albert Shannon.
Frederick A. Shannon
Born Frederick Albert Shannon
(1921-05-04)May 4, 1921
Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Died 31 August 1965(1965-08-31) (aged 44)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Cause of death
Rattlesnake envenomation
Resting place
Wickenburg Cemetery, Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot: section 2 row O space 3
Alma mater University of Illinois
Occupation herpetologist and medical doctor
Spouse(s) Frances
Children David

Frederick A. Shannon (May 4, 1921 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa – August 31, 1965 in Los Angeles County, California) was a U.S. herpetologist and medical doctor.

He was born the son of Fred Albert Shannon and Edna M. (Jones) Shannon.

In 1939, Shannon moved to Champaign, Illinois and began studying Zoology at the University of Illinois, where he got a B.A. in Zoology in 1943. He then started studying medicine and got an M.D. in 1947. He practised for one year at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona before going back to Illinois for some post-graduate herpetology work. In 1949 he moved to Wickenburg, Arizona.

Between 1951 and 1953, Shannon was sent as a Lieutenant to Korea, where he still found opportunities to collect many reptile specimens. Back in the U.S., he published many articles on poisonous snake bites, venomology, and herpetology. From 1956 on, he collected specimens mainly in Mexico.

He died from the bite of a Mojave Rattlesnake he had attempted to catch.[1]

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  1. ^ California Death Index

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