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Cecil Edgar Tilley

petrologist

Cecil Edgar Tilley, Australian petrologist. Recipient Bigsby medal Geological Society of London, 1937; Roebling medal Mineral. Society American, 1954; Woolaston medal Geological Society of London, 1960, President Geological Society London, 1949-1950. Mineral. Society Great Britain, 1948-1951, 1957-1960.

Background

Tilley, Cecil Edgar was born on May 14, 1894 in Adelaide, South Australia. Son of John Edward and Catherine Jane (Nicholas) Tilley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Adelaide, 1914. University Sydney, 1915. Doctor of Philosophy., University Cambridge, 1922.

Honorary Doctor of Science, U. Manchester, 1955, U. Sydney, 1964.

Career

1 daughter, Anne Demonstrator geology and mineralogy U. Sydney, 1916. Chemist Department Explosives Supply, Queensterry, 1917-1918. Lecturer petrology U. Cambridge, 1928-1931, professor mineralogy and petrology, 1931-1961.

Research associate Carnegie Institution, Washington, 1956.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society (honorary) (London, Edinburgh). Member Geological Society America. Mineral. Society American, Royal Society New Zealand, Geological Society Stockholm, International Mineral Association (president 1964).

Connections

Married Irene Doris Marshall, June 21, 1928.

father:
John Edward Tilley

mother:
Catherine Jane (Nicholas) Tilley

spouse:
Irene Doris Marshall