Edward Franklin Richards, American educator. Fellow Geological Society American; member Paleontological Society, American Association Petroleum Geologists, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Alabama Academy Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha, Delta Upsilon.; Club: University.
Instructor Latin and Spanish, Shenandoah Valley Academy, Winchester, Virginia, 1924-1926. Instructor Spanish, Johns Hopkins University, 1927-1929. Field assistant United States Geological Survey, summers 1927, 28.
Associate geological Venezuela Gulf Oil Corporation, exploration work in Venezuela and Colombia, 1929-1932. Head Spanish section, modern language department U. Maryland., 1933-1935. Instructor geology and paleontological U. Alabama, 1935.
Assistant professor, 1937-1945, associate professor, 1945-1946, professor since 1946, head department of geology, since since 1954. Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1942. Active service, 1942-1946.
Training duty at sea (Atlantic) 1944. Lieutenant commander since 1946.