Herbert Eugene Merwin, American petrologist. Recipient Roebling medal, 1949. member of faculty New York State Normal and Training School, Oneonta, 1902-1904; Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Geological Society American (vice president 1930), Mineral. Society American (president).
Began as teacher public schools, New York, 1896. Member of faculty New York State Normal and Training School, Oneonta, 1902-1904. Teaching fellow Harvard, 1907-1909.
Assistant petrologist geophysical lab Carnegie Institution, 1909-1917, petrologist, 1917-1945, acting director part of 1940, technical representative on war contract, 1945, research associate 1946-1959. Chemist-at-large, ordinance department United States Army, World War I.
Born February 20, 1878