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George Charlton Matson

George Charlton Matson, American geologist, engineer.

Background

  • Matson, George Charlton was born on February 4, 1873 in Strang, Nebraska, United States. Son of Thomas and Susannah (Charlton) Matson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, 1900. Studied University of Nebraska, 1900-1901. A.M., Cornell Univercity, 1903.

      Doctor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1920.

    Career

    • Assistant in geology, Cornell Univercity, 1901-1903. Instructor geology, University of Illinois, 1903-1904. Fellow in geology, University of Chicago, 1904-1906.

      Geologist United States Geological Survey, 1906-1916, Mexican Gulf Oil Corporation, 1916-1917, Gulf Refining Company, of Louisiana, 1917. Gypsey Oil Corporation and S. American Gulf Oil Corporation, 1917-1921. Consulting geologist, since 1921.

      Vice-president Schermerhorn Oil Corporation, 1922-1929. Independent oil operator, since 1929. Writer on geological topics.

      Home: Tulsa, Okla.

    Connections

    • Married Beulah Edwards, 1913. Children: Thomas Edward, Mary Barbara, George Charlton.
    • father: Thomas Matson
    • mother: Susannah (Charlton) Matson
    • spouse: Beulah Edwards
    • children: Thomas Edward Matson
    • Mary Barbara Matson
    • George Charlton Matson
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    Born February 4, 1873
    Died January 3, 1940
    (aged 66)
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