Ward, Lester Frank 1841-1913

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Biographical History

Lester Frank Ward (1841-1913) served as a geologist and paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from 1882 to 1905. In addition to his USGS career, Ward served as Honorary Curator of the Department of Fossil Plants in the United States National Museum (USNM) during the same span of years. In 1905, Ward accepted a faculty appointment at Brown University, where he remained until his death. Ward's paleobotanical research concentrated upon the relation of fossil plants to geology, and their value and importance in stratigraphic investigations. His scientific bibliography included over one hundred and fifty titles. Ward is probably best remembered for his pioneering work in sociology.

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Geological Survey (U.S.) : He was a geologist and paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from 1882 to 1905.

Birth Date

1841

Death Date

1913

Topic

  • Geologists
  • Paleontologists

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Personal name

Occupation

  • Geologists
  • Paleontologists