John Kern Strecker

10 July 1875 – 9 January 1933

Born: Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois.

Died: Waco, Texas.

Occupation: Naturalist. Herpetologist. Conchologist. Head Librarian, Baylor Universtiy, 1919-1933. urator, Baylor University Museum, Waco, Texas, 1903-1933.

Education: M.S., Baylor University, 1925 (honorary ?)

Societies / Service: Member, American Society of Mammaolgists. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. President, Folklore Society.


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Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References: Frierson, L.S. 1933. John K. Strecker. Nautilus 46(4):136-137.

Murray, H.D. 1973. Field-notes and correspondence of John K. Strecker (1875-1933). Bulletin of the American Malacological Union, Inc. 1972:29-30.

Partial Bibliography

Strecker, J.K. Jr. 1908. The Mollusca of McClennan County, Texas. Nautilus 22(7):63-67.

Strecker, J.K. Jr. 1929. Lorraine Screven Frierson, a southern conchologist. Contribution of the Baylor University Museum 21:1-12.

Strecker, J.K. Jr. 1931. The distribution of the naiades or pearly fresh-water mussels of Texas. Baylor University Museum Special Bulletin 2:1-71.