Cooke, C. Wythe (Charles Wythe), 1887-1971

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Charles Wythe Cook studied geology, paleontology and stratigraphy. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 20, 1887. Cooke earned a B.A. (1908) and Ph.D. in geology (1912) at Johns Hopkins University, and was fellow at the University 1911-1912. In 1910 he joined the U.S. Geological Survey, working his way up the ranks from Junior Geologist to Geologist-Stratigrapher-Paleontologist, before retiring in 1956. In addition to his work at USGS, he was a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, and worked as a geologist for the Tropical Oil Company. Cooke spent much of his time studying the geology of the southeastern United States, but also spent time in the Dominican Republic and parts of South America. Cooke died in Daytona Beach, Florida, on December 25, 1971.


Stringfield, Victor T. "Memorial to Charles Wythe Cooke 1887— 1971." The Geological Society of America. 3, 69 - 75. Retrieved

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