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Oliver Rudolph Grawe

educator , geologist.

Oliver Rudolph Grawe, American educator, geologist.


Grawe, Oliver Rudolph was born on November 26, 1901 in St. Louis. Son of Louis Christ and Charlotte Catharine (Sommerkamp) Grawe.


Bachelor of Arts, Washington University, 1922, Master of Science, 1924. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Iowa, 1927.


1 son, Oliver Rupert. Teaching fellow, Washington University, 1922-1924. Graduate assistant, University of Iowa, 1924-1926.

Instructor in geology, University of Nevada, 1926-1928. Mineralogist Nevada State Mining Laboratory, 1926-1928. Assistant professor of mineralogy, U. Missouri at Rolla, 1928-1935, associate professor, 1935-1946, professor of geology since 1946, chairman geology department, 1945-1957.

Cons. geologist, mineralogist, since 1945. Geologist Missouri Geological Survey, summers, 1937-1945. Metallurgist United States Bureau of Mines, since 1956.

National Research fellow geology 1925-1926.


  • Author articles on mineralogy, sedimentary petrology, economic geology to professional publications.


Fellow Geological Society of America, Mineral Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society, Association of Geology Teachers (president central section 1958-1959), American Association Petroleum Geologists, Society Economics Geologists, American Society Engineering Education, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Geochemical Society, Association Missouri Geologists (organizer, president 1954-1955), American Association University professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Gamma Epsilon (associate), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha. Methodist.


Married Sarah Catharine Hillard, December 23, 1941.

Louis Christ Grawe

Charlotte Catharine (Sommerkamp) Grawe

Sarah Catharine Hillard