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George Lyman Cannon, Jr.
(1860-1922)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society
(1892)

 

 

George Lyman Cannon, Jr.
1860-1922

President 1892.  Honorary member 1909

  • Teacher of geology and biology at East Denver High School

  • Manager of Colorado Chemical Company

  • Assistant geologist, U.S. Geological Survey

  • University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Special work at Harvard, Cornell, and Columbia Universities.  Honorary M.A. University of Denver, 1900

  • Author of many articles on the geology and fossils of the Denver area

  • Avid fossil collector, especially dinosaurs (collected the type specimen of Triceratops alticornis) and many fossil leaves.  Five fossils were named for Cannon

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