George Perkins Merrill
1854 – 1929
Who was George Perkins Merrill?
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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