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Famous People Influenced by John Muir


Famous People of the Past Inspired by Muir

Aldo Leopold and John Muir - 1985 Inductees in Conservation Hall of Fame
Aldo Leopold and John Muir

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Ansel Adams
Celebrated landscape photographer and conservationist

Ryozo Azuma
"The John Muir of Japan"

David Brower
Famous twentieth-century conservationist, widely regarded as a latter-day John Muir

Francis Fisher Browne
Author and editor of literary periodicals

William E. Colby
Conservation campaigner and close colleague of John Muir who started Sierra Club "High Trips"

Brother Cornelius
Art Professor, expert on artist William Keith, to whom he was introduced by Muir

Ricardus M. El-Haber
Founder of "Friends of Nature" in Lebanon

James Bernard Harkin
Canada's first Commissioner of National Parks (1911-1936). Harkin paid tribute to Muir by quoting directly from Muir's writings in his departmental correspondence.

Phillip Hyde
Landscape Photographer and conservationist.

David Starr Jordan
Ichthyologist, university professor and administrator

Robert Underwood Johnson
Published Muir's Yosemite articles

Charles Keeler
Poet, author, and ornithologist; charter member of Sierra Club

William Kent
Inspired by Muir, who with his wife donated the land for Muir Woods National Monument

Elizabeth Baldwin Thacher Kent
Wife of William Kent, who jointly donated the land for Muir Woods National Monument and praised Muir's book Stickeen

Bill and Maymie Kimes
Muir collectors and authors of John Muir: A Reading Bibliography and other writings about John Muir

Aldo Leopold
Quoted Muir in his classic Sand County Almanac

Theodore Parker Lukens
Pasadena City councilman, realtor, banker, and forester

Stephen Lyman
Wilderness and wildlife artist inspired by John Muir.

Stephen T. Mather
Founding director of the U.S. National Park Service

Edmond Meany
Washington Mountaineer's club founder

Catharine Merrill
Teacher, University professor, author and friend of Muir

Harriet Monroe
Poet who wrote tributes of Muir and the Sierra

Merrill Moores
Prominent lawyer, Indiana congressman and boyhood friend of Muir

Robert Moran
Washington State Park Philanthropist

Pat Mosley

John Muir devotee and LeConte Lodge Curator

Enos Mills
Father of Rocky Mountain National Park - "John Muir of the Rockies"

Gaylord Nelson
1916 - 2005
Long-time U.S. Senator from Wisconsin; Founder of Earth Day; recipient of the Sierra Club's John Muir Award

John Olmsted
Naturalist and Conservationist

Sigurd F. Olson
Nature writer and wilderness advocate of the North Woods of Minnesota

Marion Randall Parsons
Author, mountaineer, activist, Sierra Club leader

Gerald Pelrine
Wisconsin actor who portrayed Muir in dramatic presentations

Theodore Roosevelt
the "Conservation President"

Shirley Sargent
Yosemite historian, biographer of John Muir, and author

Faire and Henry Sax
The couple who saved John Muir's House in Martinez from destruction, so it could become the John Muir National Historic Site

Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore
Alaska Explorer, author, conservation advocate, and National Geographic Magazine's first official female board member.

Carl Sharsmith
Noted botanist and National Park Service interpretive ranger

Theodore Solomons
Pioneer of the John Muir Trail

Millie Stanley
Muir scholar and biographer

William Steel
Father of Crater Lake National Park and founded Oregon "Mazamas" mountaineering club

George Swain
Borax chemist who celebrated Muir's life

Philemon van Trump
Mount Rainier climber and conservationist

Rudolph Wendelin
Designer of Smokey Bear and Muir Postage Stamp

S. Hall Young
Presbyterian missionary who wrote a book, Alaska Days With John Muir



John Muir-Aldo Leopold illustration courtesy of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame.

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