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Herbert E. Walter (1867 - 1945)

Herbert Eugene Walter, (1867 – 1945), was a prominent biologist, author, Professor at Brown University and researcher. Herbert Walter was born in Burke, Vermont in 1867. He attended the Lynd...

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Group Captain Sir James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE (1900 - 1975)

Group Captain Sir James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE (30 June 1900 – 23 June 1975) was a British Royal Air Force meteorologist who notably persuaded General Dwight D. Eisenhower to change the...

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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793 - 1864)

Henry was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. Schoo...

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Edwin P. James (1797 - 1861)

) Edwin P. James (27 August 1797 – 28 October 1861) was a 19th-century American botanist, geographer and geologist who explored the American West. James completed the first recorded ascent of ...

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Charles Henry Hitchcock (1836 - 1919)

Charles Henry Hitchcock (August 23, 1836 – November 5, 1919) was an American geologist. Life Hitchcock was born August 23, 1836, in Amherst, Massachusetts. His father was Edward Hitchcock ...

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Edward Hitchcock (1793 - 1864)

Edward Hitchcock (May 24, 1793 – February 27, 1864) was an American geologist and the third President of Amherst College (1845–1854). Life Born to poor parents, he attended newly fo...

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Bela Hubbard (1814 - 1896)

Bela Hubbard (April 23, 1814 – June 13, 1896) was a 19th-century naturalist, geologist, writer, historian, surveyor, explorer, lawyer, real estate dealer, lumberman and civic leader of early D...

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John Ostrom (1928 - 2005)

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American paleontologist who revolutionized modern understanding of dinosaurs in the 1960s. Ostrom showed that dinosaurs were mor...

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R. A. F. Penrose, Jr. (1863 - 1931)

Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr., better known throughout his career as R. A. F. Penrose, Jr., (December 17, 1863 – July 31, 1931) was an American mining geologist and entrepreneur. ...

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Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr. (1839 - 1905)

Alpheus Spring Packard Jr., LL.D. (February 19, 1839 – February 14, 1905) was an American entomologist and palaeontologist. Biography He was the son of Alpheus Spring Packard, Sr. (1798&#x...

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Virginia Lincoln (1915 - 2003)

Virginia Lincoln was well known for advancing the understanding and forecasting of radio propagation disturbances. She co-developed the sunspot prediction method for solar activity that is still used...

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James P. Kimball (1836 - 1913)

James Putnam Kimball (1836–1913) was a United States geologist who was Director of the United States Mint from 1885 to 1889. Biography James P. Kimball was born in Salem, Massachusetts on ...

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Clarence Rivers King (1842 - 1901)

Clarence R. King (January 6, 1842 – December 24, 1901) was an American geologist, mountaineer, and art critic. First director of the United States Geological Survey, from 1879 to 1881, King wa...

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James David Forbes (1809 - 1868)

Biographical Summary Forbes, James David . 20/04/1809-31/12/1868. Ref: 543. Male. Place of Birth: 86 George Street, Edinburgh. Place of Death: Clifton, Bristol. Place of interment: Dean Cemy,...

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Charles Mortram Sternberg (1885 - 1981)

Charles Mortram Sternberg (1885–1981) was an American-Canadian fossil collector and paleontologist, son of Charles Hazelius Sternberg. Late in his career, he collected and described Pachyrhino...

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George F. Sternberg (1883 - 1969)

George Fryer Sternberg (1883–1969) was a paleontologist best known for his discovery in Gove County, Kansas of the "fish-within-a-fish" of Xiphactinus audax with a recently eaten Gillicus arcu...

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Charles Hazelius Sternberg (1850 - 1943)

Charles Hazelius Sternberg (June 15, 1850 – July 20, 1943), was an American fossil collector and amateur paleontologist. Biography Sternberg's older brother, Dr. George M. Sternberg (1838&...

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Robert Were Fox the Younger FRS (1789 - 1877)

The Fox family of Falmouth, Cornwall, UK were very influential in the development of the town of Falmouth in the 19th Century and of the Cornish Industrial Revolution[1]. In the 18th and 19th centuries...

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John Muir MP (1838 - 1914)

John Muir From John Muir was one of the most influential environmentalists in America, if not the world. His writings and activism inspired a generation of conservationists -- from presidents to Bo...

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William Hellier Baily (1819 - 1888)

William Hellier Baily (1819—1888) was an English palaeontologist. His uncle was E.H. Baily, a sculptor. William Hellier Baily was born at Bristol on July 7, 1819. From 1837 to 1844 he was Assi...

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Richard O. Currey, MD PhD, State Geologist (1816 - 1865)

Richard O. Currey, the first person with an earned doctorate to teach science at what is now the University of Tennessee, was a prolific author, an innovative educator, and a newsworthy minister. A Nas...

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Gerard Troost, PhD, State Geologist (1776 - 1850)

State Geologist. Born in Holland. Moved to Philadelphia, 1811. Moved to Tenn., 1827. Professor at University of Nashville, 1828-1850. Gerard Troost (March 5, 1776 – August 14, 1850) was a...

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Alexander Murray MP (1810 - 1884)

Alexander Murray was born in Crieff, Scotland, the son of Anthony and Helen (Fletcher-Bower) Murray. He worked in Britain and Canada, before coming to Newfoundland in 1864 to become the first directo...

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Roy Chapman Andrews MP (1884 - 1960)

Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960) was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History. He is primarily k...

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Alexander Logie du Toit MP (1878 - 1948)

Alexander Logie du Toit FRS (14 March 1878 – 25 February 1948) was a South African geologist - an early supporter of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift. the most important geologist ...

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Abraham Pineo Gesner MP (1797 - 1864)

Abraham Pineo Gesner (1797 - 1864) , physician and surgeon, geologist, and inventor; , third son of Colonel Henry Gesner and Sarah Pineo. Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Altho...

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William Bennett Webster (1798 - 1861)

William Bennett Webster Doctor, geologist, and politican; b. 18 Jan. 1798 at Kentville, N.S., eldest of three sons of Dr Isaac Webster and Prudence Bentley; m. on 11 Sept. 1826 Wilhelmina Moore, an...

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Andrew Geddes Bain, SV/PROG (1797 - 1864)

BAIN, Andrew Geddes; p. Independent; r. Captain of levies in the Sixth Kaffir War, 1834. As an explorer he penetrated as far as the Molopo River. Road engineer who constructed the Queen's Road, the Kat...

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Mary Ann Anning MP (1799 - 1847)

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic m...

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William John Hamilton (1805 - 1867)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William John Hamilton , FRS (5 July 1805 – 27 June 1867) was an English geologist born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire... ...He was the son of William Richard Hamilto...

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Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet (1797 - 1875)

Charles Lyell Born: 14-Nov-1797 Birthplace: Kinnordy, Forfarshire, Scotland Died: 22-Feb-1875 Location of death: London, England Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Westminster Abb...

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