Truman Heminway Aldrich

Truman Heminway Aldrich
Truman Heminway Aldrich

17 October 1848 – 28 April 1932


Born: Palmyra, New York

Died: Birmingham, Alabama

Occupation: N.Y. Mining Engineer, Paleontologist, Conchologist, Politician. Elected to U.S. Congress, 1894.

Education: Military Academy, West Chester Pennsylvania; Van Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, New York, 1869; Honorary D.Sci. University of Alabama.

Remarks: Charter Member, American Malacological Union.

Research Interests: Fossil molluscs.

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:

Partial Bibliography

Aldrich, T.H. 1869. Partial list of shells found near Troy, N.Y. Annual Report of the New York State Cabinet of Natural History 22:17-24.