Hoffmeister, J. Edward (John Edward), 1899-1991

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Biographical History

John Edward Hoffmeister (1889 - 1991) was a geologist and paleontologist who worked in the Pacific, studying the evolution of islands. He earned an A.B. (1920) and Ph.D. in geology (1923) from Johns Hopkins University, and later became a professor of geology at the University of Rochester (1923 - 1964). He primarily worked with Harry S. Ladd studying island formation in the Pacific. Much of this work was completed in conjunction with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Honolulu, Hawaii.


J. Edward Hoffmeister Papers, MSS 0231. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego. Retrieved from http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6d5nb4mh/admin/#ref7

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