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    Rigdon Currie

    Lecture of the Month

    Photojournalism of Birding

    Guest Speaker: Rigdon Currie
    Date & Time: Saturday, April 13th, at 1:30pm
    Where We Meet: By Zoom to persons on our mailing list

    Rigdon Currie was born in 1930 in Atlanta, GA. An engineer from GA Tech with a Harvard MBA, he served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, retiring as a Captain after continuing in the Reserves for several years.

    He was a pioneer in digital technology focusing on the use of computers to control processes of various sorts. Two computers he helped develop were the nodes for the first Internet messaging system. He is married and has a big family.

    His leisure passion has been birding; he has visited 85 countries and seen over half of the world’s species. Many of these trips are preserved in videos he has made.

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