Stanley Paul Young

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Stanley Paul Young (1889–1969) was an American biologist.


Stanley Young was born in Astoria, Oregon. He attended University of Oregon where he received his B.A. in mining engineering in 1911. Late on he went to the University of Michigan where he got his graduate work in geology and at the same time got his master's degree in biology. He was hired as a ranger for the United States Forest Service in 1917 and few months later he joined the Bureau of Biological Survey, of the United States Department of Agriculture as a hunter. Two years later he became Assistant Inspector for Arizona and New Mexico and a year later became agent-in-control on Colorado-Kansas border. In 1927 he became an Assistant Head of the Division of Predatory Animal and Rodent Control in Washington D.C. In the same city, he got a position of a chief for Division of Economic Operations which lasted him 6 years between 1928 and 1934, and for Division of Game Management which was from 1934 to 1938. He also held positions in Biological Survey and for Division of Predator and Rodent Control for one year starting from 1938 to 1939. The same year Biological Survey was moved to the Department of the Interior and he became Senior Biologist in the Branch of Wildlife Research. When the Bird and Mammal Laboratories were built in 1957, he was named the first Director of it. He continued his work there till 1959. He died 10 years later.[1]


  1. ^ "Biography". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved June 19, 2013.