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  • William Lowell Putnam, III (1924 - 2014)
    William Lowell Putnam III (October 25, 1924 – December 20, 2014) was an alpinist, author and retired broadcasting executive. He was Trustee Emeritus of the Lowell Observatory, a private astron...
  • Verplanck Colvin (1847 - 1920)
    Verplanck Colvin (1847–1920) was a lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creati...
  • Dr. William Inglis Clark (1856 - 1932)
    William Inglis Clark (Edinburgh man) was born in Bombay, India, in 1856 where his father was minister of the Scots Church. After his mother died of cholera William returned to Edinburgh aged one year, ...
  • George Marshall (1904 - 2000)
    George Marshall (February 11, 1904 – May 15, 2000) was an American economist, political activist, and conservationist. He was an early leader both of The Wilderness Society and later the Sierr...
  • Lyman S. Spitzer, Jr. (1914 - 1997)
    Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. (June 26, 1914 – March 31, 1997) was an American theoretical physicist and astronomer best known for his research in star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, for co...