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George Perkins Marsh

Born: Mar 15, 1801

Death: Jul 23, 1882

Birthplace: Woodstock

Nationality: United States

George Perkins Marsh

Date of Birth : Mar 15, 1801
Date of Death : Jul 23, 1882
Birth Place : Woodstock

George Perkins Marsh, an American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist and the precursor to the sustainability concept, although "conservationist" would be more accurate. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont takes its name, in part, from Marsh.

Also known as


  • George P. Marsh
  • George Marsh
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