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Herbert Eugene Merwin

petrologist.

Herbert Eugene Merwin, American petrologist. Recipient Roebling medal, 1949. member of faculty New York State Normal and Training School, Oneonta, 1902-1904; Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Geological Society American (vice president 1930), Mineral. Society American (president).

Background

Merwin, Herbert Eugene was born on February 20, 1878 in Newton, Kansas, United States. Son of Theodore Howard and Clarinda Anna (Mack) Merwin.

Education

Student New York State Normal and Training School, 1898-1901. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1907, Doctor of Philosophy., 1911.

Career

Began as teacher public schools, New York, 1896. Member of faculty New York State Normal and Training School, Oneonta, 1902-1904. Teaching fellow Harvard, 1907-1909.

Assistant petrologist geophysical lab Carnegie Institution, 1909-1917, petrologist, 1917-1945, acting director part of 1940, technical representative on war contract, 1945, research associate 1946-1959. Chemist-at-large, ordinance department United States Army, World War I.

Membership

Member of faculty New York State Normal and Training School, Oneonta, 1902-1904. Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Geological Society American (vice president 1930), Mineral. Society American (president).

Connections

Married Alice Mary Denison, December 29, 1910.; married second, Charlotte Emmeline Denison, January 27, 1945. Children: Henry Denison, Ruth Minerva.

father:
Theodore Howard Merwin

mother:
Clarinda Anna (Mack) Merwin

spouses:
Alice Mary Denison

Charlotte Emmeline Denison

children:
Henry Denison Merwin

Ruth Minerva Merwin