Melville Rhodes Mudge
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
Two fossils were named for
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
from Presidents of the
Colorado Scientific Society