Walter W. Granger (Paleontologist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Walter W. Granger

Walter Willis Granger was an American vertebrate paleontologist who participated in important fossil explorations in the United States, Egypt, China and Mongolia.

Born: Nov 07, 1872, Middletown Springs, Vermont
Died: 06, 1941, Lusk, Wyoming
Nationality: American
Fields: Paleontology
Institutions: American Museum of Natural History
Alma mater: Middlebury College (honorary doctorate, 1932)
Known for: Prolific collecting of fossil vertebrates in Wyoming, New Mexico, Fayum (Egypt), China and Mongolia. Dinosaur discoveries include Velociraptor, Oviraptor, and Protoceratops.

About Walter W. Granger

Paleontologist and fossil hunter who collected specimens from around the U.S., as well as China and Mongolia. He was also the president of the prestigious Explorers Club during the 1930’s.

Before Fame

Developing a childhood interest in taxidermy, he got a job with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City at age 17, and from there developed an interest in fossils.


As the assistant curator of the American Museum of Natural History, he devoted four months of every year to field trips and important research papers.

Family Life

He was born in Middletown Springs, Vermont, his father Charles H. Granger an insurance agent.


At the same time he was taking his fossil-collection trips, Charles Beecher, another prominent paleontologist, was studying his big find at Beecher’s Trilobite Bed.

Information related to Walter W. Granger

  • Taxidermists
  • People associated with the American Museum of Natural History
  • American paleontologists

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