Wilmer W Tanner
- Category : 1909-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
American zoologist professor, curator, and centenarian. He was associated with Brigham Young University (BYU), in Provo, Utah for much of his life and published extensively on the snakes and salamanders of the Great Basin.
In 1929, Tanner was a Mormon missionary to the Netherlands, where he learned Dutch.
On 4 January 1935, in the Salt Lake Temple Tanner married Helen Brown, with whom he had three children. Helen died in 1995, and Tanner married retired BYU instructor Ottella Watson on 26 October 1999. Ottella died on 21 November 2003.
Tanner died on 28 October 2011, aged 101.