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Herbert Eugene Merwin

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).

Background

  • Merwin, Herbert Eugene was born on February 20, 1878 in Newton, Kansas, United States. Son of Theodore Howard and Clarinda Anna (Mack) Merwin.

  • Education

    • Student New York State Normal and Training School, 1898-1901. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1907, Doctor of Philosophy., 1911.

    Career

    • 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.

    Membership

    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).

    Connections

    • Married Alice Mary Denison, December 29, 1910.; married second, Charlotte Emmeline Denison, January 27, 1945. Children: Henry Denison, Ruth Minerva.
    • father: Theodore Howard Merwin
    • mother: Clarinda Anna (Mack) Merwin
    • spouses: Alice Mary Denison
    • Charlotte Emmeline Denison
    • children: Henry Denison Merwin
    • Ruth Minerva Merwin
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    Born February 20, 1878
    Died January 28, 1963
    (aged 84)
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