Gardner, Julia Anna, 1882-1962

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Biographical History

Julia Anna Gardner studied stratigraphy and molluscan paleontology. She spent much of her time studying Tertiary beds in the Coastal Plain in the United States. She was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota, in January 26, 1882. Gardner earned a B.A. (1905) and M.A. (1907) from Bryn Mawr College, and studied geology at Johns Hopkins University where she earned her Ph.D. (1911). In 1915, she joined the U.S. Geological Survey. She left the USGS during World War I, when she decided to join the Red Cross and serve as an auxiliary nurse in France. She returned to the USGS in 1920 and remained until her retirement. Gardner died in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 15, 1960.


  • Wilson, Druid. (1962). "Julia Anna Gardner, 1882-1960." Nautilus. 76, 3, 122 - 123. Retrieved from
  • Sherilyn Brandenstein. (2010). "GARDNER, JULIA ANNA," Handbook of Texas Online . Published by the Texas State Historical Association. (, accessed October 16, 2015.

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