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Erich Maren Schlaikjer

consultant geologist , engineer

Erich Maren Schlaikjer, American consultant geologist, engineer. Awarded Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon, seven campaign stars to the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon. Awarded (with Barnum Brown) Cressy Morrison prize, New York Academy Science, 1939. University fellow Columbia University.


Schlaikjer, Erich Maren was born on November 22, 1905 in Newton, Ohio, United States. Son of Erich and Clara (Ryser) Schlaikjer.


Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1929, Master of Arts, Columbia, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.


In charge, 10 geological and paleontological expedn., Great Plains Area of the United States for Harvard University, 1925-1934, Yukon Terrace Alaska Expedition for American Museum of National History, 1936, with Barnum Brown, American Museum-Sinclair Expedition, southwestern Wyoming, 1937. American Museum-Sweet Expdns., Big Bend Area, Texas, 1939-1940, Commercial Petroleum and Mining Geology, Rocky Mountain Area, 1946-1949, Tutor of geology, Brooklyn College, 1932-1934, instructor, 1935-1939, assistant professor, 1940-1947, professor, 1948-1950. President Lakota Petroleum Corporation, 1950-1967.


  • Author articles on geology and paleontology professional journals.


Served in the United States Air Force, First lieutenant, 1942, active duty, advanced lieutenant colonel, 1945. Fellow Geological Society American, Paleontological Society American, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists, National Society Professional Engineers, American Geophysical Union, Society for the Study of Evolution, American Institute Professional Geologists (charter), Sigma Xi.

Clubs: Explorer’s (director, 1942-1943, secretary, 1947-1949 and various coms.), Harvard (New York City).


Married Jospehine Ayres, April. Children: Maren, Michael, Patrecia Jo.

Erich Schlaikjer

Clara (Ryser) Schlaikjer

Jospehine Ayres

Maren Schlaikjer

Michael Schlaikjer

Patrecia Jo Schlaikjer