February 28, 1889 - 1957
John Todd Zimmer worked at the American Museum of Natural History. He started in 1930 as Associate Curator in the Department of Birds, later becoming Acting Curator and Curator in 1942. He was appointed Chairman of the Department in 1954, succeeding Robert Cushman Murphy. Zimmer was a member of scientific expeditions including Marshall Field Peruvian Expedition of 1922-1923 and the Conover-Everard African Expedition of 1926-1927. He was the former editor of the "Auk", the publication of the American Ornithologists Union
Worked at the American Museum of Natural History.
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