Robert Fiske Griggs

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Robert Fiske Griggs

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Death: June 08, 1962 (80)
Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Mount Griggs Cemetery, King Salmon, Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Laura Amelia Griggs (Tressel)
Father of David Tressel Griggs and Julian Gladden Griggs

Occupation: Explorer, Author, Professor, George Washington University 1921-1947, President of the Washington Botanical Society in 1927, President of the Washington Academy Of Sciences 1932-1933
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About Robert Fiske Griggs

He is the husband of Laura Amelia Tressel Griggs, and the son of Julian and Mary Davison Griggs.

Robert Fiske Griggs received his Ph.D from Harvard in 1911.

He made several expeditions to Alaska and discovered the Valley Of Ten Thousand Smokes, a huge volcanic region. He was instrumental in getting this region named as Katmai National Park and the visitor center there is named after him. Mount Griggs, within the Park, is named after him.

He published a book in 1922 titled Valley Of Ten Thousand Smokes, and wrote a series of National Geographic articles.

He was professor at George Washington University from 1921 through 1947. He was President of the Washington Botanical Society in 1927. He was President of the Washington Academy Of Sciences in 1932-1933. From 1940 to 1947, he was Chairman of the Division Of Biology And Agriculture Of The National Research Council. In 1943, he was President of the Ecological Society Of America.

After his death, his son, David Tressel Griggs, climbed the mountain and placed the ashes of his mother and father at the summit, along with a plaque.

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Robert Fiske Griggs's Timeline

1881
August 22, 1881
Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
1911
October 6, 1911
Age 30
Columbiana County, Ohio, United States
1917
1917
Age 35
1962
June 8, 1962
Age 80
Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
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Mount Griggs Cemetery, King Salmon, Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, USA