Grant, Richard E., 1927-1994

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Biographical History

Richard E. Grant (1927-1994) received his B.A. in 1949 and M.S. in 1953 from the University of Minnesota, and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1958. From 1961 to 1972 he worked as a geologist and paleontologist with the USGS until he assumed the position of chairman of the Department of Paleobiology at NMNH in 1972. In 1977 he was appointed geologist in that department and in 1983 became curator and senior geologist. His research interests include the brachiopods and stratigraphy of the Permian period.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 99003263
  • Smithsonian Videohistory Collection. Smithsonian Institution Paleontology, SIA RU 009530.

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