Albert William Herre
Albert William Christian Theodore Herre (September 16, 1868 - January 16, 1962) was an American
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 ichthyologist and lichenologist.

Herre was born in 1868 in Toledo, Ohio
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He was an alumnus of Stanford University
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, where he received a bachelor of science degree in botany in 1903. Herre also received a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford, both in ichthyology.

He died in Santa Cruz, California
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 in 1962.

Work in the Philippines

Albert W. Herre was perhaps best known for his taxonomic work in the Philippines
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, where he was the Chief of Fisheries of the Bureau of Science in Manila
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from 1919 to 1928. While in the Philippine Islands (which were still owned by the United States at the time), Herre was responsible for discovering and describing many new species of fish.
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