LAW, John Eugene

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John Eugene Law

LAW, John Eugene (1877-1931) was an avid ornithologist in Southern California. He and his wife began banding birds at their Altadena, California home in 1922, and in 1925 Law became the first president of the newly formed Western Bird Banding Association. Law died in Glendale, California at age 54 after a prolonged illness.


Directory of Members, Cooper Ornithological Club, May 1914:

  • J. Eugene Law. Hollywood, CA 1900.

1918 Law visited the Southern California islands with Barton W. Evermann and collected birds on:


Palmer, T. S. Nomenclature of California Birds in Condor 30(5):267-268 September-October 1928:

LAW, John Eugene “Born in Forest City, Iowa, August 26, 1877. An active member of the Cooper Ornithological Club and one of the former presidents of the Southern Division of that organization. His name has been perpetuated in ornithology by L. H. Miller who has described an extinct Diving Goose from the Pleistocene beds of Rancho La Brea, Los Angeles, under the designation Chenytes lawi.”



Island Collections~
SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island J. E. Law DMNH March 13, 1907 DMNH-8729 Pipilo maculatus clementae Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law DMNH March 24, 1918 DMNH-6174 Athene cunicularia Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law DMNH March 24, 1918 DMNH-9079 Spizella passerina Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-6993 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7072 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7073 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7074 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7075 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7076 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7080 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 24, 1918 MVZ-7091 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law USNM March 24, 1918 USNM-489857.4104666 Thryomanes bewickii leucophrys Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law USNM March 24, 1918 USNM-489858.4104667 Thryomanes bewickii leucophrys Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law DMNH March 25, 1918 DMNH-6707 Eremophila alpestris insilaris Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-6994 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-6995 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-6996 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-6997 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-6998 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-6999 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7000 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7001 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7002 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7003 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7004 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7005 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7006 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7007 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7008 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7009 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7010 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7011 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7012 Uta stansburiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7077 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7079 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7081 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7082 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7083 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7084 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7085 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7086 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7087 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7088 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7089 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 25, 1918 MVZ-7090 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law SDMNH March 25, 1918 SDMNH-11160 Xantusia riversiana Herps
San Clemente Island J. E. Law USNM March 25, 1918 USNM-489863.4104672 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Clemente Island J. E. Law MVZ March 27, 1918 MVZ-31962 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Herps


SAN NICOLAS ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Nicolas Island J. E. Law NMNH March 28, 1918 DMNH-7436 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds


SANTA BARBARA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Barbara Island J. E. Law CMNH March 29, 1918 CMNH-6421 Melospiza melodia Birds
Santa Barbara Island J. E. Law CMNH March 29, 1918 CMNH-144466 Melospiza melodia Birds
Santa Barbara Island J. E. Law DMNH March 29, 1918 DMNH-6708 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
Santa Barbara Island J. E. Law NMNH March 29, 1918 USNM-489867 Melospiza melodia Birds
Santa Barbara Island J. E. Law NMNH March 29, 1918 USNM-489866 Synthliboramphus antiquus Eggs


SANTA CATALINA ISLAND

3/30/1918

ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island John Eugene Law DMNH November 12, 1905 DMNH-5444 Melanitta perspicillata Birds
Santa Catalina Island John Eugene Law DMNH November 12, 1905 DMNH-5805 Melanitta perspicillata Birds


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island J. E. Law DMNH June 5, 1914 DMNH-6580 Aphelocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island J. E. Law CMNH June 6, 1914 CMNH-143778 Pipilo erythrophthalmus megalonxy Birds




In the News~

March 13, 1918 [B. W. Evermann to J. E. Law]: “I am pleased to receive your letter of the 11th inst. And to know that you would like to accompany us on the proposed trip to San Clemente and San Nicolas. I assure that it will be very agreeable to us to have you do so…”


March 11, 1918 [J. E. Law to B. W. Evermann]: “The Fish and Game Commission has been good enough to grant me permission to accompany the Albacore (Captain Nidever) for the purpose of systematic observations of our off-shore birds, and Mr. Scofield of the Commission has suggested that the late March trip of the Albacore to the islands for the conveyance of your party might be of interest to me…”