Joseph LeConte

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Birthday
7, 1870
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Feb 1, 1950 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1870
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Feb 1, 1950 (79)

About

Naturalist and explorer who devoted himself to preserving the Sierra Nevada.

Before Fame

He was a noted expert in mechanical engineering, but his passion was mountaineering.

Trivia

He was one of the founding members of the Sierra Club.

Family Life

His uncle John Le Conte was was the president of the University of California, Berkeley for one year.

Associated With

His partner in the Sierra Club, John Muir, named a High Sierra trail after him.