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Richard Foster Flint

geologist

Richard Foster Flint, American geologist. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Geological Society American, Arctic Institute North America (governor 1945, chairman 1950), American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Geophysical Union, Glaciol. Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi; member International Union Quaternary Research; member geological societies Edinburgh, London, Stockholm, Finland, and Argentina.

Background

Flint, Richard Foster was born on March 1, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Nott William and Edith Burnham (Foster) Flint.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1922, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925. A.M. (honorary), Yale, 1945. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Dublin, 1963.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Wroclaw, Poland, 1966.

Career

Thereafter he taught at Yale University, where he was named professor of geology in 1945. He became chairman of the board of the Geochronometric Laboratory in 1950. Flint also became a senior geologist for the United States Geological Survey in 1946 and served on state geological surveys of Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, and Connecticut. He was senior scientist on the Louise Arner Boyd Arctic Expedition in 1937. Flint is recognized as an authority on the geology of the North American arctic regions. He wrote Glacial Geology and the Pleistocene Epoch (1947) and was chairman of the compilation committee of the Glacial Map of North America (1945). He became an associate editor of the American Journal of Science in 1930. He collaborated in writing An Introduction to Physical Geology (1955).

Membership

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Geological Society American, Arctic Institute North America (governor 1945, chairman 1950), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Geophysical Union, Glaciol. Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Member International Union Quaternary Research. Member geological societies Edinburgh, London, Stockholm, Finland, and Argentina.

Connections

Married Margaret Cecil Haggott, December 29, 1926.

father:
Nott William Flint

mother:
Edith Burnham (Foster) Flint

spouse:
Margaret Cecil Haggott