Henry Ives Baldwin


    Henry Ives Baldwin

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    Henry I. Baldwin was born in Saranac Lake, NY on August 23, 1896.  He received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1919, his M.F. degree in 1922 and his Ph.D. degree in 1931.  He served in the US Army Signal Corps in 1918-1919 and as a second lieutenant in the US Army Air Force in 1942-1946.  He taught at Saranac Lake High School (1919-1920) and was the assistant to the dean at Yale University (1922) but most of his professional career was in research in forestry and related professions:

    • Chief of forest investigations for the Brown Company (a forest
      Products company in Berlin, NH) 1924-1932;
    • Research forester for the NH Forestry Commission 1933-1962;
    • Consultant to the State Planning Project between 1962-1965;
    • Professor of biology, Franklin Pierce College, 1965-1972:
    • Forester and land surveyor in private practice, 1972-1981.

    He also served as trustee of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests 1966-1972; he was a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Society of American Foresters and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He was voted a Life Member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association.  He was a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the National Resources Planning Board and the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  He was the author of several books.  Baldwin died in Hillsborough, NH in December 1992.  He was listed in Charles Brereton's New Hampshire Notables (Portsmouth, NH; NH Historical Soc/Randall, 1986), page 8.

    His survey records were given to the N.H. Land Surveyors Association, which deposited the collection at the State Archives in August 1996.  The collection was indexed by Paul Gendron of Nashua.