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Robert Ellis Davis
(1924 -  )

President of the Colorado Scientific Society


Robert Ellis Davis

President 1964 

  • Geologist, U. S. Geological Survey, 1951-

  • Major contributions: uranium in sandstone deposits, northwestern Black Hills, Wyoming; Triassic to lower Paleozoic rocks, Delaware River basin, Pennsylvania-New Jersey; underground site selection, mapping, and on-site verification studies, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

  • Administrative work: Chief, Technical Reports Unit (later became Branch of Central Technical Reports) 1969-72; Deputy Chief Geologist, 1973-78; Chief, Office of Scientific Publications, 1978-81; staff assistant to the Chief Geologist, 1982-

  • Educated at University of Arizona (B.S., 1948; M.S. 1955)

  • Chairman, 1965, Rocky Mountain Section, Geological Society of America

  • Distinguished Service Award, highest honor awarded by U.S. Department of the Interior, 1983

  • Interest in care and repair of old cars, golf, skiing, bridge, travel

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