logo logo

Henry Staats Sharp

Henry Staats Sharp, American educator. Fellow Geological Society American; member Association American Geographers. Managing editor, Journal of Geomorphology, 1938-1942.

Background

  • Sharp, Henry Staats was born on March 26, 1902 in Stuyvesant Falls, New York, United States. Son of Isaac and Clara (van Alstyne) Sharp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1924. A.M., Columbia, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.

    Career

    • Geology, Denison U., 1930-1932. Instructor geology Columbia, 1932-1937, assistant professor, 1937-1945, associate professor, 1945-1949, professor, 1949-1967, professor emeritus, 1967-1969, Executive officer, department geology and geography Barnard College, 1941-1964. Geologist Military Geology Unit, United States Geological Survey, 1947-1949.

    Membership

    Fellow Geological Society American. Member Association American Geographers. Managing editor, Journal of Geomorphology, 1938-1942.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Schuyler Hargrave, June 6, 1928. Children: John Van Alstyne, Schuyler, Katherine E. Assistant.
    • father: Isaac Sharp
    • mother: Clara (van Alstyne) Sharp
    • spouse: Gertrude Schuyler Hargrave
    • children: John Van Alstyne Sharp
    • Schuyler Sharp
    • Katherine E. Asst Sharp
    See on larger map
    Died October 20, 1969
    (aged 67)
    Nationality