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Charles Moler Davis

Charles Moler Davis was American geographer, educator. Recipient Carnegie Corporation grant-in-aid, 1939-1940.


  • Davis, Charles Moler was born on December 11, 1900 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Charles Moler and Margaret Bigger (Porter) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1925, A.M., 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.


    • Instructor in geography, University of Michigan, 1931-1938, assistant professor, 1938-1942, associate professor, 1945-1949, professor, 1949-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1972, department chairman geography, 1956-1966. Visiting professor of University California at Los Angeles, summer 1947, University Texas, summer 1951, also U. Washington, summer 1963. Fulbright research scholar, Australia, 1952.

      Geographer, Institute for Fisheries Research, 1931-1932. Assistant land negotiator, United States Biological Survey, 1935. Carnegie visiting professor U. Hawaii, 1962.

      Section organizer 10th Pacific Science Congress, Honolulu, 1961. Geographer United States Geological Survey, 1966-1967, member National Research Council Committee on Remote Sensing Advisory, 1966-1972. Director Institute on Remote Sensing for Geographers.


    • Contributor articles on geografic subjects to professional mags.


    Served from lieutenant commander to captain, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1960. Member academic library advisory board United States Air Force Academy, 1958. Chairman commission on geografic field techniques National Research Council, 1949-1953.

    Member committee advisory to geografic branch Office of Naval Research, 1949-1951. Member Association of America Geographers (delegate to National Academy Science-National Research Council 1959-1962), Michigan Academy Science, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma, Chi Gamma Phi, Delta Tau Delta. Club: University (Ann Arbor).


    • Married Margaret Beal, October 31, 1931.
    • father: Charles Moler Davis
    • mother: Margaret Bigger (Porter) Davis
    • spouse: Margaret Beal
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    Born December 11, 1900
    Died November 26, 1972
    (aged 71)