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James Tinley Wilson

geophysicist , educator.

James Tinley Wilson, American geophysicist, educator. Fellow American Geophysical Union (president seismology section 1974-1976), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Geological Society American, Royal Astronomical Society; member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

Background

Wilson, James Tinley was born on November 13, 1914 in Claremont, California, United States. Son of Raleigh and Mary T. (Brooks) Wilson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity California at Berkeley, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy., 1939.

Career

1 daughter, Deborah M. Research assistant Harvard, 1939-1940. Instructor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1940-1943, from instructor to professor geology and mineralogy, 1945-1978, department chairman, 1956-1961. From associate director to director Institute Science and Technology, 1960-1978.

Chairman National Academy Science-National Research Council commission on remote sensing of environment, 1964-1968, Chairman of Commission on seismology, 1960-1965, member panel on strong-motion seismology, 1972-1978. Consultant Atomic Energy Commission, 1967-1975, Office Science and Technology, 1970, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1975-1978, Energy Research and Development Administration, 1975-1978. Board Governors Cranbrook Institute Science.

Trustee Universities Space Research Association, 1970-1975.

Membership

Fellow American Geophysical Union (president seismology section 1974-1976), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Geological Society American, Royal Astronomical Society. Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

Connections

Married Martha H. Wheeler, July 17, 1943.

father:
Raleigh Wilson

mother:
Mary T. (Brooks) Wilson

spouse:
Martha H. Wheeler