WILLIAM EMERSON

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EMERSON--Dr. William K.,

born San Diego, May 1, 1925 died October 19, 2016 in NYC, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History. Bill got his PhD at UC Berkeley before moving to NYC in 1955. Over a distinguished career he discovered and classified more than 100 species of mollusks on numerous voyages into the Pacific, published six books and 100 plus articles. Bill retired in 1995 as Chair of the Department of Invertebrates. He was often seen at Dresner's in Yorkville with dear friend and roommate Warren Osterwald (died 1994.) Bill leaves behind his brother James and his nephew Jeffrey. Go Yankees!

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 4, 2016