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Melville Rhodes Mudge
(1921 -  )

President of the Colorado Scientific Society


Melville Rhodes Mudge

President 1961

  • Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, 1947-1980; Consulting geologist, 1980-

  • Skilled stratigrapher and structural geologist.  Known for mapping projects in Kansas on Upper Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks in the Montana thrust belt.  Was the first chief (1960) of a manuscript processing unit.  Wilderness study coordinator, U.S. Department of Interior

  • Educated at Kansas State University

  • Two fossils were named for Mudge

  • Outstanding performance award, 1978, and Alumnae Fellow, 1984, both from Kansas State University.  Centennial speaker, University of Notre Dame, 1966.  Meritorious Service Award, U.S. Department of Interior, 1975

  • Interests --family history, is in the process of writing up the life of his great-grandfather Benjamin F. Mudge, first State geologists of Kansas and collector for O. C. Marsh.  Also likes to golf, fish, garden, lapidary work, goldsmithing, and travel

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