Biologist. Born– September 4, 1939, Baltimore, Md. Parents– Charles Herbert and Dorothy Katherine (Billingsley) Linzey. Married– Alicia Vogt, June 2, 1963. Children– Two. (Divorced 1983). Married Juanita Bird Holton, May 19, 1984.  Education– Western Maryland College, A.B., 1961; Cornell University, M.S., 1963, Ph.D., 1966. Employed by Cornell University, 1966-1967; instructor and  curator of the natural history collection, University of South Alabama, 1966-1977; research biologist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1977-82.  Branch manager, Electrolux Division, Consolidated Foods Corporation, 1982-. Wrote a weekly column, “Alabama Wildlife”, Mobile Press Register, 1971-76; conducted a weekly program on wildlife and the environment, WKRG Radio, 1968-76..  Member American Society of Mammalogists; Wildlife Society; Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles; American Institute of Biological Sciences, and other professional organizations.


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Vertebrate Biology.  McGraw, 2001.


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Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1971.

Snakes of Virginia. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1981.


Endangered and Threatened Plants and Animals of Virginia.  VPI, 1979.

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Mammals.  University Presses of Florida, 1979.

Rare and Endangered Plants and Animals of Florida. Tallahassee Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, 1976.