Born in 1941, Neil Armantrout received undergraduate and graduate degrees from OSU in Zoology, General Science, and Fisheries Biology. After a brief stint with the Washington State Department of Fisheries, Armantrout served two years with the Peace Corps in Iran from 1965-1967, where he taught English and biology courses at Pahlavi University. After his involvement with the Peace Corps, Armantrout began to compile information for the Iranian Game and Fish Department on local fish species, a project that he turned into a doctoral dissertation completed in 1981. Armantrout also taught at the University of Tabriz in Iran from 1973-1974. When he returned to the U.S. in 1975, Armantrout worked as a fishery biologist with the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and Oregon. He died in 2003.
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