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James Tinley Wilson

James Tinley Wilson, American geophysicist, educator. Fellow American Geophysical Union (president seismology section 1974-1976), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Geological Society American, Royal Astronomical Society; member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

Background

  • Wilson, James Tinley was born on November 13, 1914 in Claremont, California, United States. Son of Raleigh and Mary T. (Brooks) Wilson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity California at Berkeley, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy., 1939.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Deborah M. Research assistant Harvard, 1939-1940. Instructor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1940-1943, from instructor to professor geology and mineralogy, 1945-1978, department chairman, 1956-1961. From associate director to director Institute Science and Technology, 1960-1978.

      Chairman National Academy Science-National Research Council commission on remote sensing of environment, 1964-1968, Chairman of Commission on seismology, 1960-1965, member panel on strong-motion seismology, 1972-1978. Consultant Atomic Energy Commission, 1967-1975, Office Science and Technology, 1970, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1975-1978, Energy Research and Development Administration, 1975-1978. Board Governors Cranbrook Institute Science.

      Trustee Universities Space Research Association, 1970-1975.

    Membership

    Fellow American Geophysical Union (president seismology section 1974-1976), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Geological Society American, Royal Astronomical Society. Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Martha H. Wheeler, July 17, 1943.
    • father: Raleigh Wilson
    • mother: Mary T. (Brooks) Wilson
    • spouse: Martha H. Wheeler
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    Born November 13, 1914
    Died March 25, 1978
    (aged 63)
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