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Caleb Wroe Wolfe

educator

Caleb Wroe Wolfe, American educator. Recipient Neil Miner award for outstanding teaching, 1974. Fellow Geological Society American, Mineral. Society American; member American Geophysical Union, Boston Geological Society (president 1949-1951, secretary 1951-1953), American Meteorological Society, New York Academy Science.

Background

Wolfe, Caleb Wroe was born on October 22, 1908 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Caleb Samuel and Irene (Belt) Wolfe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, River Falls State Teachers College, 1930. Postgraduate Boston University, 1930-1931. A.M., Harvard, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940.

Career

Faculty, Boston University, 1941-1980, professor geology, 1947-1980, department chairman 1947-1962. President, Earth Science Institute, 1949-1952. Fulbright lecturer, Dacca, East Pakistan, 1963-1964.

Works

  • Author: This Earth of Ours, 1949, 69. Earth Science (with Fletcher), 1952. Manual of Geometrical Crystallography, 1953.

    (with Fletcher) Laboratory Exercises in Earth Science, 1953. (with Battan, Flemming, Hawkins, Skornik) Earth and Space Science with Lab Manual, 1966, (with McCombs, Skornik, Hawkins, Battan, Flemming) 2d edition., 1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Geological Society American, Mineral. Society American; member American Geophysical Union, Boston Geological Society (president 1949-1951, secretary 1951-1953), American Meteorological Society, New York Academy Science.

Connections

Married Cornelia Ellen Cell, September 5, 1936.; married second, Nancy Paterson Hicks, August 20, 1948.; married 3d, Alice Pauline Caras, December 21, 1957.

Children: Marilyn Roberta, Caleb Wroe, Arrola Lee (deceased).

father:
Caleb Samuel Wolfe

mother:
Irene (Belt) Wolfe

spouses:
Cornelia Ellen Cell

Nancy Paterson Hicks

Alice Pauline Caras

children:
Marilyn Roberta Wolfe

Caleb Wroe Wolfe

Arrola Lee Wolfe (deceased)