Known for movies

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DiedJanuary 22, 1930, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
FactYoungest brother of Australian film-poster artist Wynne Weston Davies.

Stephen Mather was born on July 4, 1867, in San Francisco, California. His parents were William and Annie Mather. He had two brothers and two sisters. His early education was at the Boys’ High School in San Francisco. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a degree in mining engineering in 1889.

Mather began his career working for the United States Geological Survey. He then worked for several mining companies in the western United States. In 1897, he became the general manager of the Borax Company. He later became the president of the company.

Mather was instrumental in the creation of the National Park Service. He was appointed as the first director of the National Park Service in 1916. He served in this position until his death in 1930.

Mather was married to Elizabeth Wheeler. They had two children.

Mather’s net worth was estimated to be $1 million at the time of his death.

Mather was a tall man, with blue eyes and dark hair. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking and camping.

General Info

Full NameStephen Mather
DiedJanuary 22, 1930, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
ProfessionBusinessperson, Naturalist, Industrialist
EducationLowell High School, University of California, Berkeley


AwardsPublic Welfare Medal

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1Youngest brother of Australian film-poster artist Wynne Weston Davies.
2Began his broadcasting career following reading book by Val Gielgud, 'The Right Way To Radio Playwriting" and after studying last chapter on writing for television, wrote his first television play, The Fast Buck (1954).
3For his earlier television dramas, claimed to always have an Australian character in the cast - who had to be played by an Australian.



The Gold Robbers1969TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Frontier1968TV Series 1 episode
I Spy1967TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Genghis Khan1965original story
The Long Ships1964screenplay
From Russia with Love1963screenplay - uncredited
ITV Television PlayhouseTV Series 1 episode, 1955 writer - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1963
The DuPont Show of the Week1963TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dimensions of FearTV Series 3 episodes, 1963 story - 1 episode, 1963
Dr. No1962screenplay
Suspense1962TV Series writer - 1 episode
You Can't Win1961TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Nerz ist in der kleinesten Hütte1961TV Movie
Information Received1961story
The Avengers1961TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Instinkt ist alles1960TV Movie novel
Die Stimme aus dem Hut1959TV Movie novel
Charlesworth1959TV Series writer - 22 episodes
African Patrol1958-1959TV Series teleplay - 2 episodes
Charlesworth at Large1958TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Der Dank der Unterwelt1958TV Movie novel
Big Guns1958TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Ganz groß in Kleinigkeiten1957TV Movie
Mister Charlesworth1957TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Change of Air1957TV Short writer
New Ramps for Old1956TV Series 6 episodes
Tales from Soho1956TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Lilli Palmer Theatre1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rheingold Theatre1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
As I Was Saying1955TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Fast Buck1954TV Short writer


Nominated Awards

1964EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Episode in a TV SeriesThe DuPont Show of the Week (1961)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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