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.
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.
Born November 13, 1914