Rubey, William Walden, 1898-1974

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Birth 1898
Death 1974
English

Biographical notes:

Rubey worked as a scientific liaison to the U.S. Army for the U.S. Geological Survey during World War II. Later he would serve as president of the Geological Society of America, chairman of the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences, and board member on the National Science Board for the National Science Foundation. Rubey was a professor of geology and geophysics at UCLA.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_234_pid_EACP231

Geologist and educator.

From the description of Papers of William Walden Rubey, 1920-1974 (bulk 1951-1971). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84428963

From the description of Papers, 1920-1974 (bulk 1951-1971). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605238

Biographical Note

  • 1898, Dec. 19: Born, Moberly, Mo.
  • 1919, Nov. 27: Married Susan Elsie Manovill
  • 1920: A.B., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • 1920 - 1960 : Geologist, United States Geological Survey
  • 1922 - 1924 : Instructor of geology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1950 - 1951 : Director, American Geological Institute
  • 1953: D.Sc., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • 1955 - 1956 : Visiting professor of geology at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1960 - 1969 : Professor of geology and geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1960 - 1974 : Member, National Science Board
  • 1974: Died, Los Angeles, Calif.

From the guide to the William Walden Rubey Papers, 1920-1974, (bulk 1951-1971), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Geological mapping--Middle West
  • Submarine geology
  • Geological mapping--West (U.S.)
  • Geology--West (U.S.)
  • Atmosphere--Research
  • Thrust vaults (Geology)
  • Earthquakes--Colorado--Denver Region
  • Geology--Nomenclature
  • Thrust faults (Geology)
  • Geology--Middle West
  • Vanadium
  • Geology
  • Geology--Societies, etc
  • Biosphere
  • World War, 1939-1945--Science
  • Geological mapping
  • Earthquakes
  • Lunar geology
  • Seawater

Occupations:

  • Geologists
  • Science consultants
  • Educators
  • Geologists--United States

Places:

  • Colorado--Denver Region (as recorded)
  • Middle West (as recorded)
  • Colorado--Denver Region (as recorded)
  • Earth (Planet) (as recorded)
  • Middle West (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Earth (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • Earth (as recorded)