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  • William Morris Davis ("father of American geography") (1850 - 1934)
    William Morris Davis (February 12, 1850 – February 5, 1934) was an American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist, and meteorologist, often called the "father of American geography". He was born i...
  • Jakob Johannes Sederholm, J.J. (1863 - 1934)
    Jakob Johannes Sederholm (20 July 1863 – 26 June 1934) was a Finnish petrologist most associated with his studies of migmatites. Troubled by illness throughout his life, Sederholm originally ...
  • Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843 - 1928)
    Biographical Summary: Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (Chrowder is /ˈkraʊdər/ krow-dər) (September 25, 1843 – November 15, 1928) was an influential American geologist and educator. In 1893 he founded the ...
  • Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871 - 1957)
    Reginald Aldworth Daly (March 18, 1871 – September 19, 1957) was a Canadian geologist. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where geologist A.P. Coleman persuaded him away from teaching math...
  • Arthur Philemon Coleman (1852 - 1939)
    Arthur Philemon Coleman (April 4, 1852 – February 26, 1939) was a Canadian geologist and academic. Biography Born in Lachute, Quebec, the son of Rev. Francis Coleman and Emmeline Maria Adams (a d...

Penrose Medal

The Penrose Medal was created in 1927 by R.A.F. Penrose, Jr. as the top prize awarded by the Geological Society of America to those who advance the study of geoscience.

R. A. F. Penrose, Jr

R. A. F. Penrose, Jr.

List of Penrose Medal winners