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Charles Meade Patterson

Charles Meade Patterson was American geologist, author. Fellow: Company Military Historians; member: Maryland Arms Collectors Association (president 1965-1966), Potomac Arms Collectors Association 1955-1957, Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Association 1950-1951, Geological Society America, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Patterson, Charles Meade was born on June 24, 1919 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Meade and Margaret Eleanor (Milligan) Patterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College Wooster, 1940. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1947.

      Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1943.

    Career

    • Geologist Gulf Research and Development Company, Pittsburgh, 1947—1953. Antique firearms specialist and staff editor National Rifle Association America, Washington, 1953—1957. Lime and calcium specialist Bureau Mines, 1957—1963, science editor, 1964—1967.

      Marine geologist United States Naval Oceanographic Office, 1967—1968, retired, 1978. Honorary curator West Point Museum, 1952—1958. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

    Works

    • Co-author (with Paul F. Kerr): Alteration of Santa Rita, New Mexico, 1947. Co-author: (with J.M. Kalman) A Pictorial History of United States Single Shot Martial Pistols, 1957. Science staff editor A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms, 1963-1967.

      Editor: Gun Report, since 1959.

    Membership

    Fellow: Company Military Historians. Member: Maryland Arms Collectors Association (president 1965-1966), Potomac Arms Collectors Association 1955-1957, Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Association 1950-1951, Geological Society America, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Arnelda Leach, June 16, 1943 (div. January 1947); Married Constance Jacqueline Lawson, June 1947 (annulled 1950). Married Anna Marie Hibbs, October 26, 1967.
    • father: Robert Meade Patterson
    • mother: Margaret Eleanor (Milligan) Patterson
    • spouses: Florence Arnelda Leach
    • Constance Jacqueline Lawson
    • Anna Marie Hibbs
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    • 1940
      College Wooster
    • 1942
      Columbia University
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1943
      California Institute of Technology
    • 1947 - 1953
      Geologist Gulf Research & Development Company
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1953 - 1957
      antique firearms specialist, and staff editor National Rifle Association America
      Washington, United States
    • 1957 - 1963
      lime and calcium specialist, Bureau Mines
    • 1964 - 1967
      lime and calcium specialist, Bureau Mines
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