True, Frederick William
- Paula DePriest
True, Frederick William (08 July 1858–25 June 1914), zoologist and museum administrator, was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Charles Kittredge True, Methodist minister, and Elizabeth Bassett Hyde. True was educated at the University of the City of New York, graduating in 1878 with a bachelor of science degree. On graduation he accepted a position as clerk in the U.S. Fish Commission (1878–1881); in 1879 he served as an expert special agent for fisheries in the Tenth U.S. Census. The following year he was in charge of the exhibit of the U.S. Fish Commission at the Berlin Fisheries Exhibition....