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Reuben James Ross, Jr.
(1918 -  )

President of the Colorado Scientific Society
(1962)

 

Reuben James Ross, Jr.
1918-

President 1962.  Honorary member 1984

  • Geologist, paleontologist

  • Experienced in regional and international Ordovician stratigraphy and paleotectonics, and paleontology of trilobites, brachiopods, and graptolites.  Taught at Wesleyan University, Connecticut (1948-1952) and Colorado School of Mines (1980-1987).  Geologist with U.S. Geological Survey 1952 to 1980

  • Graduate of Princeton and Yale Universities

  • Secretary and Chairman, International Subcommission on Ordovician stratigraphy, 1972-1872.[1982?]  Currently editor of series on Ordovician Correlation Charts for the world; almost done

  • Member, Geological Society of America, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Paleontological Society, Palaeontopographical Society (London), Palaeontological Association (Great Britain)

  • Fossils named in his honor: Rossaspis, a trilobite genus; Rossoceras, a nautiloid cephalopod genus; Rossodus, a conodont genus

  • During Ross's presidency the geologic markers were emplaced at Red Rocks, the Past President's award for best paper was initiated, and the Emmons Lecture series began

  • Enjoys photography, pheasant and quail hunting, tennis, sailing, skiing, and golf.  Occasional kennel boy to Irish setters.  Co-owner of Ross M. Dooley-Irish setter

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