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GOODE, George Brown, ichthyologist, born in New Albany, Indiana, 13 February, 1851. He was graduated at Wesleyan in 1870, and in 1871 took charge of the College museum. In 1873 received an appointment on the staff of the Smithsonian institution. From 1874 till 1887 he held the office of chief of the division of fisheries, and on the organization of the National museum became its assistant director. The natural history division of the United States government at the Philadelphia exhibition in 1876 was under his supervision. He was United States commissioner to the international fishery exhibitions held in Berlin in 1880, and in London in 1883, and was also a member of the government executive board for the New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Louisville expositions in 1884. In 1877 he was employed by the department of state as statistical expert in connection with the Halifax fisheries commission, and in 1879-'80 was in charge of the fisheries division of the tenth census. He travelled through Europe for the purpose of studying the administration of public museums, and made explorations in the Bermudas and Florida. On 30 August, 1887, he succeeded Spencer F. Baird as fish-commissioner. His published papers include about 100 titles on topics in ichthyology, museum administration, and fishery economy. Dr. Goode has published in book-form " Catalogue of the Fishes of the Bermudas" (Washington, 1876); "Annual Resources of the United States" (1876); with Tarleton H. Bean, "A Catalogue of the Fishes of Essex County" (Salem, 1879); " Game Fishes of the United States" (New York, 1879); " American Fisheries" A History of the Menhaden" (1880); "Materials for a History of the American Mackerel Fishery" (Washington, 1882);" Materials for a History of the Sword Fishes" (1882); "The Natural History of the Bermuda Islands" (1882, edited)" "A Review of the Fishing Industries of the United States" (London, 1883) ; "The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States" (Washington, 1884); "The Status of the United States Fish Commission in 1884" (1884) ; " The Beginnings of Natural History in America" (1886) ; and " Britons, Saxons, and Virginians" (1887).
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