Harris, Gilbert D. (Gilbert Dennison), 1864-1952

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Biographical History

Gilbert Dennison Harris was born near Jamestown, New York, on October 2, 1864. He studied at Cornell University. His primary areas of study were geology and paleontology. Over his career he worked on several state geological surveys including Arkansas and Texas, and for the US Geological Survey in the Paleozoic Division and Cenozoic Division, where he served as assistant to William H. Dall. He was also part of the geological staff at Cornell University 1894 to 1909. During the 1920’s and 30’s Harris traveled to Trinidad and Venezuela to consult on oil geology. He also collected and wrote about the fossils of the region. Harris was married to Carla Stoneman in 1890. He passed away December 4, 1952, in Ithaca, New York.


Palmer, Katherine Van Winkle. (1953). “Memorial (1864-1952) Gilbert Dennison Harris.” Bulletins of American Paleontology. 35 (146). http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40243#page/19/mode/1up

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Cornell university: He was a professor at Cornell from 1894 to 1909.

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