Glen C. Sanderson (1923-2008) | University of Illinois Archives
Glen Sanderson (1923-2008) joined the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS)—part of the Prairie Research Institute—in 1955. He served as Director of the Center for Wildlife Ecology, and in 1989 was given the rank of Principal Scientist before retiring in 1990. Sanderson's research in wildlife ecology focused on the raccoon, rabies in mammals, the toxicity of shots used in waterfowl hunting, and the preservation of the greater prairie chicken.
Glen Sanderson was born on January 21st, 1923 in Wayne County, Missouri. During World War II, Sanderson served as 1st Lieutenant in the Army on Okinawa. After the war, Sanderson obtained his bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Missouri, and his Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Illinois. He worked as a game biologist with the Iowa Conservation Commission before joining the INHS. Sanderson's achievements include receiving the Oak Leaf Award of the Nature Conservancy, the Conservationist of the Year Award from the American Motors Corporation, the Golden Glow Award from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers, the Gaylord Donnelley Nature of Illinois Foundation Award, the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award from The Wildlife Society, and in 2007, he was inducted into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. Glen Sanderson died on March 22, 2008.
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