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Langford, Nathaniel Pitt (09 August 1832–18 October 1911), diarist, vigilante, and park superintendent, was born in Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, the son of George Langford II, a bank cashier, and Chloe Sweeting. After an education in a rural school, young Langford migrated with four of his siblings to St. Paul, Minnesota, in either 1853 or 1854, and followed his father’s career, clerking in several banks....

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Stephen Tyng Mather. Posed next to a large set of antlers. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-3863).

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Mather, Stephen Tyng (04 July 1867–22 January 1930), organizer and director of the National Park Service, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Joseph Wakeman Mather, a business merchant with ties to the borax industry, and Bertha Jemima Walker. A descendant of ...