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John Wellington Finch

geologist , engineer

John Wellington Finch, American geologist, engineer. member Association of State Geologists, 1930-1934,; member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Economic Geologists, American Association Petroleum Geologists, Colorado Scientific Society (president 1929-1930), Sigma Xi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Tau, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Background

Finch, John Wellington was born on November 3, 1873 in Lebanon, New York, United States. Son of DeLoss S. and Mary Elizabeth (Lillibridge) Finch.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Colgate, 1897, A.M., 1898. Fellow University of Chicago, 1898-1899, Doctor of Science, 1913. Doctor of Laws, University of Alabama, 1936.

Doctor of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1938.

Career

Instructor in geology and physics, Colgate, 1898, in geology, University of Chicago, 1899. State geologist of Colorado, 1901-1902. Consulting engineer at various times for Guggenheim Exploration Company, Venture Corporation (London, England.), Amalgamated and Anaconda copper companies, Hayden, Stone & Company, J. P. Morgan & Company, William Boyce Thompson, Newmont Corporation, etc., vice-president and general manager New York Orient Mines Company, 1916-1922.

Director Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa, 1921-1922. Exploration in China, Siam and India, 1916-1920, Africa, 1921, Turkey and Near East, 1922. Vice president Yunnan Ming Hsing Mining Limited company, since 1920.

Industrial adviser to governor of Yunnan, China, 1922-1925. Professor economic geology, Colorado School of Mines, 1926-1930. Dean of School of Mines, University of Idaho, 1930-1934.

Director Idaho State Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1930-1934. Director United States Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Bureau of Mines, 1934-1940. Consulting engineer, New York, 1940-1945.

Member Association of State Geologists, 1930-1934.

Works

  • Author of various scientific articles.

Membership

Member Association of State Geologists, 1930-1934. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Economic Geologists, American Association Petroleum Geologists, Colorado Scientific Society (president 1929-1930), Sigma Xi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Tau, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Connections

Married Ethel lone Woods, 1901. Children: Ione Lillibridge (Mistress.

father:
DeLoss S. Finch

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Lillibridge) Finch

spouse:
Ethel lone Woods

child:
Ione Lillibridge (Mrs Finch