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Berry, Edward Wilber

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Palaeontology; Botany. 929 words.

Berry, Edward Wilber (10 February 1875–20 September 1945), paleobotanist, teacher, and university administrator, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Abijah Conger Berry and Anna...

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Birge, Edward Asahel

Frank N. Egerton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Limnology (Freshwater); Organization and Management of Education. 863 words.

Birge, Edward Asahel (07 September 1851–09 June 1950), limnologist and president of the University of Wisconsin, was born in Troy, New York, the son of Edward White Birge, a carpenter,...

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Bowman, Isaiah

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1146 words.

Bowman, Isaiah (26 December 1878–06 January 1950), geographer, geologist, and educator, was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Cressman Bowman and Emily...

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Branner, John Casper

Margaret D. Champlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1201 words.

Branner, John Casper (04 July 1850–01 March 1922), geologist and university president, was born in New Market, Tennessee, the son of Michael T. Branner, a third-generation Tennessee...

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Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 5194 words.

Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator, was born on 11 December 1781 in a house in the Canongate, Jedburgh, second son and third of the six children...

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Brush, George Jarvis

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1014 words.

Brush, George Jarvis (15 December 1831–06 February 1912), geologist and administrator, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jarvis Brush, an importing merchant, and Sarah Keeler. When...

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Gould, Laurence McKinley

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; World History; Maps and Map-making; Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1163 words.

Gould, Laurence McKinley (22 August 1896–21 June 1995), educator, geologist, and explorer, was born in Lacota, Michigan, the son of Herbert Gould and Anna Updike, farmers. In 1914 he left...

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Miers, Sir Henry Alexander (1858–1942), mineralogist and university administrator

H. T. Tizard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Mineralogy and Gems; Organization and Management of Education. 1115 words.

Miers, Sir Henry Alexander (1858–1942), mineralogist and university administrator, was born in Rio de Janeiro on 25 May 1858, the third son and fifth of the eight children (three of whom...

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Priestley, Sir Raymond Edward (1886–1974), geologist and academic administrator

G. de Q. Robin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1266 words.

Priestley, Sir Raymond Edward (1886–1974), geologist and academic administrator, was born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, on 20 July 1886, the second son and second of eight children of...

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Sibly, Sir (Thomas) Franklin (1883–1948), geologist and university administrator

T. A. B. Corley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1121 words.

Sibly, Sir (Thomas) Franklin (1883–1948), geologist and university administrator, was born in Bristol on 25 October 1883, the only son (there was also a daughter) of Thomas Dix Sibly, a...

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