Marshall Kay

Geologist, Academic

1904 – 1975

47

Who was Marshall Kay?

Marshall Kay was a geologist and professor at Columbia University. He is best known for his studies of the Ordovician of New York, Newfoundland, and Nevada, but his studies were global and he published widely on the stratigraphy of the middle and upper Ordovician. Kay's careful fieldwork provided much geological evidence for the theory of continental drift. He was awarded the Penrose Medal in 1971. Less well known is his work for the Manhattan project, as a geologist searching for manganese deposits. Marshall's son Robert Kay of Cornell University and son-in-law Robert Berner of Yale University are also geology professors. His son Richard Kay of Duke University is a biological anthropologist and vertebrate paleontologist.

Kay received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1929.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Nov 10, 1904
Paisley, Ontario
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
Employment
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • Leonia
Died
Sep 3, 1975
Englewood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Marshall Kay." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 19 Aug. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/marshall_kay>.

Discuss this Marshall Kay biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net