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geologist , author

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

  • Other Work

    • 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 (divorced 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

spouse:
Florence Arnelda Leach

spouse:
Constance Jacqueline Lawson

spouse:
Anna Marie Hibbs