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George Thomas Jefferson

George Thomas Jefferson, museum assistant curator, prehistoric resources consultant. Care of Collections grantee, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1983-1985. Member American Quarternary Association, Paleontological Society, Society Vertebrate Paleontology (sustaining), Southern California Academy of Sciences (board governors since 1989), Pacific Mineralogical Society (honorary life member 1984), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Jefferson, George Thomas was born on January 25, 1942 in Huntington Park, California, United States. Son of Thomas Allen and Catharine Martha (Parker) Jefferson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Geology, University California, Riverside, 1965. Master of Arts in Geology, University California, Riverside, 1968.

    Career

    • Senior museum scientist University California, Riverside, 1964-1970. Curatorial assistant Los Angeles County Museum Natural History, Los Angeles, 1973-1980, assistant curator, since 1980, head, Rancho La Brea section, since 1982. Private practice consultant prehistory resources, since 1972.

      Research associate appointee Earth Science and Anthropology, San Bernadino County Museum, since 1986. Charter chairman Mojave Desert Quaternary Research Center, since 1987.

    Works

    • Co-author: Manix Lake and the Manix Fault, 1982. Co-editor: Rancho La Brea: Treasures of the Tar Pits, 1985. Contributor science research and review articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Quarternary Association, Paleontological Society, Society Vertebrate Paleontology (sustaining), Southern California Academy of Sciences (board governors since 1989), Pacific Mineralogical Society (honorary life member 1984), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Louise Gallup, 1962 (div. 1971); married Janet Elaine Helms, April 9, 1979. Children: Jessica Morgan Helms, Justin Daniel Thomas.
    • father: Thomas Allen Jefferson
    • mother: Catharine Martha (Parker) Jefferson
    • spouses: Laura Louise Gallup
    • Janet Elaine Helms
    • children: Jessica Morgan Helms Jefferson
    • Justin Daniel Thomas Jefferson
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    Born January 25, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      University California
    • 1968
      University California
    • 1964 - 1970
      Senior, museum scientist University California
      Riverside, New Jersey, United States
    • 1973 - 1980
      curatorial assistant, Los Angeles County Museum Natural History
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1982
      curatorial assistant, Los Angeles County Museum Natural History

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