Bill Woodin

December  16, 1925 – March 18, 2018

  • William Woodin III
  • His grandfather (also named William Woodin) was President Franklin Roosevelt’s first treasury secretary
  • Bill’s Step-Father was a founder of the American Quarter Horse Association
  • bachelor in zoology at the University of Arizona
  • master in zoology at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 1950 kingsnake species named after him: lampropeltis pyromelana woodini
  • volunteer for the Desert Museum before it opened
  • 1954 to 1971 – Executive Director Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • called “the most promising young naturalist in the United States” by Roy Chapman Andrews, a former American Museum of Natural History director
  • 1955 – co-founder International Ammunition Association
  • active in European Cartridge Research Association
  • compiled “one of the great collections of ammunition in the world,”
  • 1973 Woodin Laboratory built
     3,000-square-foot underground vault
  • 1975 – Consulted on the Kennedy assassination research
  • 160,000 cartridges tracing the evolution of small arms ammunition
  • 1998 co-authored three volumes A History of Modern U.S. Small Arms Ammunition
  • Technical Advisor to and Distinguished Life Member of AFTE
    (Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners)
  • Consultant to the U. S. Army Armament Research and Development Command (Armament Concepts Office)

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