Paul Lemoine

Geologist, Person

1878 –


Who is Paul Lemoine?

Paul Lemoine was a French geologist born in Paris. He was the son of chemist Georges Lemoine.

In 1902-03 he conducted geological studies of northern Madagascar that included Diego Suarez. In 1904 he performed geological/exploratory investigations in Morocco. From 1908 to 1919 he was head of the Géologie au Laboratoire Colonial in Paris. During this time period he also taught classes in geology at the Ecole spéciale d'Architecture.

Following the retirement of Stanislas-Étienne Meunier, he was appointed chair of geology at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. From 1932 to 1936 he was director of the museum.

In 1916 in collaboration with other scientists, he created the Société de Documentation Paléontologique, which later became known as the Syndicat de Documentation Géologique et Paléontologique. Lemoine was a member of the Académie des sciences, the Société de biogéographie, the Société française de minéralogie et de cristallographie and the Société géologique de France.

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Mar 28, 1878
Dec 31, 1969

on July 23, 2013


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