Barton Appler Bean
He was the brother of the ichthyologist Tarleton Hoffman Bean (1846-1916). He obtained a job at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington in 1881 where he worked for his brother. Barton became assistant in 1886 and assistant curator of the Division of Fishes in 1890. He retained this position until his retirement in 1932. Barton Bean also worked for the United States Fish Commission as an investigator.