Warren U. Brigham, 1942-1996

Doug Yanega dyanega at DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU
Thu Aug 8 11:14:18 CDT 1996

This memo has been distributed within the INHS, and I've been authorized to
distribute it publicly. Please note that I do not yet have any details on
plans for memorial services, etc., but when I obtain such information, I
will post it here:

In Memoriam

Warren U. Brigham
Feb. 27, 1942 - Aug. 7, 1996

        It is my sad duty to inform you of the untimely death of our
colleague, Dr. Warren U. Brigham, on Wednesday, August 7, 1996. Warren
joined the survey in 1961 as a Technical Assistant. He was promoted to
Assistant Professional Scientist in 1972, Associate Professional Scientist
in 1976, and Professional Scientist in 1982. Warren served as Principal
Investigator on numerous federal and state grants and contracts. From 1989
to 1992, he served as Director of the Center for Biogeographic Information,
subsequently he served in the Office of the Chief. His professional
scientific research interests were focused primarily on aquatic Coleoptera.
Warren was largely responsible for introducing the use of Geographic
Information Systems to the Survey.

His friendship, leadership, vision, and advice will be greatly missed by
me, the Survey, and the scientific community at large.

Lorin I. Nevling, Chief
Illinois Natural History Survey
Champaign, Illinois

Doug Yanega       Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA      phone (217) 244-6817, fax (217) 333-4949
 affiliate, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Entomology
  "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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