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Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

American geologist and educator.

Education

  • He was educated at Beloit College in Wisconsin, and the University of Michigan.

Career

  • From 1873 to 1882 he was professor of geology at Beloit College, where he began research on glacial deposits. Chamberlin became head of the glacial division of the United States Geological Survey in 1882, a position he held until 1887, when he resigned to become president of the University of Wisconsin. From 1892 to 1919 he was head of the University of Chicago's geology department. He studied glaciers in Switzerland in 1878 and in Greenland as geologist of the Peary Relief Expedition in 1894. Chamberlin also made vital contributions to the study of geological climates and to solar geology.

Works

  • The Origin of the Earth
Thomas Chamberlin
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Born September 25, 1843
Died November 15, 1928
(aged 85)
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  • 1873 - 1882
    Professor of geology, Beloit College
  • 1882 - 1887
    Head of the glacial division, the United States Geological Survey
  • 1887 - 1892
    President, the University of Wisconsin
  • 1892 - 1919
    Head of the University, Chicago's geology department

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