in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Geology and the Lithosphere. 2231 words.
Van Hise, Charles Richard (29 May 1857–19 November 1918), geologist, conservationist, and university president, was born near Fulton, in southern Wisconsin, the son of William Henry Van...