W. Harry Everhart

Male, Person

1918 –


Who is W. Harry Everhart?

W. Harry Everhart was one of the leaders in fisheries science, fisheries management, and fisheries education in North America. He was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. In 1940, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College. He earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1942 and immediately entered the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Squadron Commander.

In 1945, Everhart enrolled in the fisheries doctoral program at Cornell University. He was awarded a PhD in 1948 and joined the faculty at the University of Maine. In 1950, he was also appointed Chief of Fisheries of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game. In 1955, he was also appointed Chief of Research of the Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1952 and to Professor in 1956.

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Jun 5, 1918
United States of America
  • Cornell University

on July 23, 2013


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