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Newman, Murray A.

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Newman, Murray A.

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1924-2016

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Dr. Murray A. Newman was born in Chicago in 1924 and served in the second world war as a member of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps posted to the South Pacific. After the war ended, he returned to Chicago where he achieved his Bachelor's degree at the University of Chicago, followed by a Master's degree in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley. with the Master's completed, he worked as a museum zoologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. He moved to Vancouver in 1953, studied for a Ph.D at the University of British Columbia while working as curator of UBC's fish museum. In 1955, Newman was offered the job as director of the yet to be completed Vancouver Public Aquarium. Throughout his 37 year career as Director of Vancouver's Aquarium, Dr. Newman saw its development from the pre-construction phase into a prime tourist attraction, educational institution, and centre for marine research. He retired in 1993.

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Revised 2021-03-08, LF

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