LESLIE WILLIAM KNAPP was born in Auburn, New York on November 17, 1929 and died May 17, 2017 in Maryland. He graduated from Port Byron Central School, Port Byron, New York in 1947. Les is survived by his wife Betty who runs a greenhouse business, Loch Less Farm, and their two sons. Les entered the College of Agriculture of Cornell University in September 1948 and received his B.S. degree in 1952. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1952 to 1954. He entered the University of Missouri in February 1955 and completed his master's degree in August 1958, “A distributional study of the fishes of the upper White River, Missouri,” studying under Arthur Witt, Jr. In September 1958 he began his ichthyological studies under Edward C. Raney at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. degree in February...

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