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Edwin Harris Colbert

curator , paleontologist

Edwin Harris Colbert, paleontologist, museum curator. Recipient John Strong Newberry prize Columbia University, 1931, American Museum Natural History medal, 1970, National Ghost Ranch Foundation Special award, 1986, Distinguished Alumni award Department Geology, University Nebraska, 1986, George W. Clinton award The Buffalo Society Natural Sciences, 1987, Hayden medal Geological award Academy National Sciences Philadelphia, 1996.

Background

Colbert, Edwin Harris was born on September 28, 1905 in Clarinda, Iowa, United States. Son of George Harris and Mary (Adamson) Colbert.

Education

Student, Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, 1926. Bachelor, University Nebraska, 1928. Doctor of Science, University Nebraska, 1973.

AM, Columbia University, 1930. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1935. Doctor of Science, University Arizona, 1976.

Doctor of Science, Wilmington College, 1984.

Career

Student assistant University Museum University Nebraska, 1926-1929. University fellow Columbia University, 1929-1930, lecturer department zoology, 1938-1939, professor vertebrate paleontology, 1945-1969, professor emeritus, from 1969. Research assistant American Museum Natural History, 1930-1932, assistant curator, 1933-1942, acting curator, 1942, curator, 1943, chairman department amphibians and reptiles, 1943-1944, curator of fossil reptiles and amphibians, 1945-1970, chairman department geology and paleontology, 1958-1960, chairman department vertebrate paleontology, 1960-1966, curator emeritus, since 1970.

Honorary curator vertebrate paleontology Museum Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, since 1970.

Works

book Stratigraphy and Life History book Stratigraphy and Life History by Kay, Marshall, Colbert, Edwin H. (1965) Hardcover book Wandering Lands and Animals: The Story of Continental Drift and Animal Populations book Wandering Lands And Animals book Wandering Lands and Animals: The Story of Continental Drift and Animal Populations by Colbert, Edwin H. (1985) Paperback book Dinosaurs : An Illustrated History by Edwin H. Colbert (1986) Hardcover book William Diller Matthew, Paleontologist: The Splendid Drama Observed book [(William Diller Matthew - Paleontologist: The Splendid Drama Observed )] [Author: Edwin H. Colbert] [Nov-1992] book The Little Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch book The Little Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch by Colbert Edwin Harris (1995-06-01) Hardcover book The Little Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch by Colbert, Edwin Harris (1995) Hardcover book Colbert's Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time book The Age of Reptiles book The Age of Reptiles by Colbert, Edwin H. (1997) Paperback book The Age of Reptiles, 1965, The World Naturalist, 228 pages with 67 figures. book The Age of Reptiles, 1965, The World Naturalist, 228 pages, 67 figures, 15 tables and a bibliography. book The Incredible Journey Through the World of the Dinosaurs, Take a Trip Through Time Millions of Years Ago! (Die-cut Pages) Leap Into the World of the Dinosaurs Through the Series of Windows Cut in Pages - 2001 Edition book The Incredible Journey Through the World of the Dinosaurs: Take a Trip Through Time Millions of Years Ago! book Colbert's Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time book The Age of Reptiles

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society (vice president 1963), New York Zoological Society. Member Society Vertebrate Paleontology (secretary-treasurer 1944-1946, president 1946-1947, Romer-Simpson medal 1989), Society Mammalogy, Society Ichthyology and Herpetology, Society for Study Evolution (editor 1950-1952, vice president 1957, president 1958), National Academy of Sciences (Daniel Giraud Elliot medal 1935), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Margaret Mary Matthew, July 8, 1933. Children: George Matthew, David William, Philip Valentine, Daniel Lee, Charles Diller.

father:
George Harris Colbert

mother:
Mary (Adamson) Colbert

spouse:
Margaret Mary Matthew

children:
George Matthew Colbert

David William Colbert

Philip Valentine Colbert

Daniel Lee Colbert

Charles Diller Colbert