Sardeson, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1866-1958

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Frederick W. Sardeson was born on February 22, 1866 in Owego Mills, Wisconsin. He earned his B.S. in 1891 and M.S. in 1892 from the University of Minnesota. For the next two years, Sardeson was a instructor of paleontology at the University. In 1895, he attended the University of Freiburg, Germany and earned his Ph.D. Dr. Sardeson returned to the University of Minnesota in 1898 as instructor of paleontology and was appointed the rank of assistant professor in 1905. In 1914, Dr. Sardeson left the University of Minnesota to work full-time for the U.S. Geological Survey, for who he had been a consultant since 1889. He remained with the Geological survey until 1924. From 1917 to 1934 he was a geological examiner for the Minnesota Securities Commission. Dr. Sardeson's research focused on formations and faunas, particularly the Paleozoic fossils and rock formations of the Upper Midwest. Dr. Sardeson died on September 25, 1958.

From the guide to the Frederick W. Sardeson papers, 1890-1958, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fred Beal Snyder papers, 1912-1950 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Fortnightly Scientific Club (University of Minnesota). Papers, 1893-1898. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Pamphlets relating to articles by scientists in Minnesota, 1896- Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Skinner Cooper papers, 1909-1989 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Cooper, William Skinner, 1884-. William Skinner Cooper papers, 1909-1989. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Frederick W. Sardeson papers, 1890-1958 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Pamphlets relating to the geology of Minnesota, 1878- Minnesota Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Cooper, William Skinner, 1884- person
associatedWith Fortnightly Scientific Club (University of Minnesota) corporateBody
associatedWith Snyder, Fred Beal, 1859-1951 person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Dept. of Geology corporateBody
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Birth 1866

Death 1958



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