Geological Society of America Election of 1921: Attack on Candidacy of Charles Schuchert for the Presidency

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Work discusses the 1921 Presidential elections for the Geological Society of America, and the petition, by Edward O. Ulrich (U.S. Geological Survey, 1897- 1932), to oppose presidential candidate Charles Schuchert (USGS, 1893-1894, USNM, 1894-1904). This petition was found in Ulrich's papers, which were deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Article also mentions various Smithsonian staff members, including Charles D. Walcott and Ray S. Bassler.


  • Ulrich, Edward Oscar
  • Schuchert, Charles 1858-1942
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States National Museum
  • Geological Society of America


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Earth Sciences History Vol. 11, 2 (Journal)

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