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Edward Franklin Richards

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.

Background

  • Richards, Edward Franklin was born on August 22, 1903 in San Juan, P.R. Son of Review Herbert Franklin and Lillian Ainsley (McDavid) Richards.

  • Education

    • Student Baltimore City College, 1920. Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1924, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929. Studied in Germany, summer 1923, Spain, 1924.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Author: Part II, of Mesozoic Fossils of the Peruvian Andes, Johns Hopkins Studies in Geology Northern 15, 1947.

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Coles Gregory, November 1, 1930. Children: Edward Franklin, Katharine Coles.
    • father: Review Herbert Franklin Richards
    • mother: Lillian Ainsley (McDavid) Richards
    • spouse: Katharine Coles Gregory
    • children: Edward Franklin Richards
    • Katharine Coles Richards
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    Born August 22, 1903
    Died December 1, 1965
    (aged 62)
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