George Perkins Merrill

Geologist, Author

1854 – 1929

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Who was George Perkins Merrill?

George Perkins Merrill was an American geologist, notable as the head curator from 1917 to 1929 of the Department of Geology, United States National Museum.

He was educated at the University of Maine, took a post-graduate courses of study and was assistant in chemistry at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and subsequently studied at Johns Hopkins. In 1881, he became assistant curator at the National Museum, Washington, D.C.. He also served as professor of geology and mineralogy at the Corcoran Scientific School of Columbian University from 1893 to 1916, and was appointed head curator of the department of geology at the National Museum in 1897. In 1922 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He wrote many periodical contributions, especially on meteorites.

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Born
May 31, 1854
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wesleyan University
  • University of Maine
Employment
  • George Washington University
Lived in
  • Maine
Died
Aug 15, 1929

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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