Malcolm McKenna
Malcolm Carnegie McKenna (1930–2008) was an American
United States
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 paleontologist. He was the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History , located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world...

 and co-authored the book Classification of Mammals along with Susan K. Bell. In 2000 he was awarded the Romer-Simpson Medal
Romer-Simpson Medal
The Romer-Simpson Medal is the highest award issued by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for "sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence and service to the discipline of vertebrate paleontology". The award in named in honor of Alfred S. Romer and George G. Simpson.- Past awards :*1987...

 the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology was founded in 1940 for individuals with an interest in vertebrate paleontology. SVP now has almost 2,000 members. The society's website states that SVP "is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes...

’s highest honor.

McKenna had been a resident of Englewood, New Jersey
Englewood, New Jersey
Englewood is a city located in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 27,147.Englewood was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1899, from portions of Ridgefield Township and the remaining portions of...

 while he was at the American Museum of Natural History, and his wife, Priscilla, had served as the city's mayor.

He died on March 3, 2008, in Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
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, Colorado
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. McKenna's son Bruce
Bruce McKenna
Bruce C. McKenna is a writer for television and film. He is the Emmy Award-winning co-executive producer, creator, principal writer and researcher on the 2010 HBO 10 part mini-series, The Pacific, which was co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks...

 is a screenwriter whose work has included the television miniseries The Pacific.
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