Thural Dale Foster

27 September 1897 – 6 June 1936



Occupation: Zoologist. Malacologist. High School Teacher, Lamoille, Cambridge and Genesco, Illinois. Field Zoololgist under F.C. Baker, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1931-32.

Education: B.S. Shurtleff College, 1924. Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1929-1936. M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana, 1931, PhD. University of Illinois, Urbana, 1934 (posthumously).

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Collection Deposition: University of Illinois (Illinois Natural History Survey).

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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: Van Cleave, H.J. 1938. Thural Dale Foster (September 27, 1897 – June 6, 1936). Nautilus 52(2):62-63.

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