Verme, Louis J. 1924-

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VERME, Louis J. 1924-

PERSONAL: Born January 24, 1924, in New York, NY; son of Angelo and Vita (Costa) Verme; married Rose Marie Barr, May 4, 1957; children: Ann Marie, Thomas Barr. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended University of Michigan, 1951; Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (now Michigan State University), B.S., 1950, M.S., 1953.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—E9566 East Munising Ave., Munising, MI 49862.

CAREER: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Cusino Wildlife Research Station, Shingleton, MI, biologist in charge, 1953-88; writer. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1944-46.


Hiawatha's Brothers: A Wildlife Retrospective, Avanti Publishing (Munising, MI), 1996.

Forestry Schools in Upper Michigan: Then and Now, Avanti Publishing (Munising, MI), 1999.

Contributor to technical journals.

SIDELIGHTS: Louis J. Verme told CA: "When I retired from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources after spending thirty-five years at the Cusino Wildlife Research Station, I soon finished the extensive 'honey-do' list waiting for me and needed something else to occupy unfettered time to preserve some semblance of my sanity. So I wrote a book about (mainly) Upper Michigan wildlife biology and ecology, my life's work. It occurred to me that such extensive lore would be forever lost when I died if I didn't write some of it down for posterity. This effort began as a labor of love, but it soon became an obsession! In all modesty, I was extremely pleased with the way it turned out. The text deals authoritatively with essential facts of nature, a subject dear to the hearts and minds of many avid students and readers in the general Upper Great Lakes region."