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Caleb Wroe Wolfe

Caleb Wroe Wolfe, American educator. Recipient Neil Miner award for outstanding teaching, 1974. Fellow Geological Society American, Mineral. Society American; member American Geophysical Union, Boston Geological Society (president 1949-1951, secretary 1951-1953), American Meteorological Society, New York Academy Science.

Background

  • Wolfe, Caleb Wroe was born on October 22, 1908 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Caleb Samuel and Irene (Belt) Wolfe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, River Falls State Teachers College, 1930. Postgraduate Boston University, 1930-1931. A.M., Harvard, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940.

    Career

    • Faculty, Boston University, 1941-1980, professor geology, 1947-1980, department chairman 1947-1962. President, Earth Science Institute, 1949-1952. Fulbright lecturer, Dacca, East Pakistan, 1963-1964.

    Works

    • Author: This Earth of Ours, 1949, 69. Earth Science (with Fletcher), 1952. Manual of Geometrical Crystallography, 1953.

      (with Fletcher) Laboratory Exercises in Earth Science, 1953. (with Battan, Flemming, Hawkins, Skornik) Earth and Space Science with Lab Manual, 1966, (with McCombs, Skornik, Hawkins, Battan, Flemming) 2d edition., 1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow Geological Society American, Mineral. Society American; member American Geophysical Union, Boston Geological Society (president 1949-1951, secretary 1951-1953), American Meteorological Society, New York Academy Science.

    Connections

    • Married Cornelia Ellen Cell, September 5, 1936.; married second, Nancy Paterson Hicks, August 20, 1948.; married 3d, Alice Pauline Caras, December 21, 1957.

      Children: Marilyn Roberta, Caleb Wroe, Arrola Lee (deceased).
    • father: Caleb Samuel Wolfe
    • mother: Irene (Belt) Wolfe
    • spouses: Cornelia Ellen Cell
    • Nancy Paterson Hicks
    • Alice Pauline Caras
    • children: Marilyn Roberta Wolfe
    • Caleb Wroe Wolfe
    • Arrola Lee Wolfe (deceased)
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    Born October 22, 1908
    Died July 17, 1980
    (aged 71)
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