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Bucher, Walter Hermann, 1888-1965


  • [Walter Hermann Bucher (b. March 12, 1888, Akron, Ohio-d. February 17, 1965, Houston, Texas), university professor of geology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 1911, concentrating on paleontology and geology. After returning the United States in 1911, Bucher attended the University of Cincinnati, where he became a lecturer, assistant professor in 1915, associate professor in 1920, professor in 1924, and research professor and chairman of the geology department. In 1940, Bucher became professor of geology at Columbia University with a specialty in structural geology. After his retirement from Columbia University in 1956, Bucher became a part-time consultant to Humble Oil at their laboratory in Houston. He was elected president of the Ohio Academy of Sciences in 1935, then served as chairman of the Division of Geology and Geography of the National Research Council from 1940 to 1943. The New York Academy of Sciences elected him its president in 1946. He served as president of the American Geophysical Union from 1950 to 1953.]

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    • found: Thiessen, R. Oil shales of Kentucky, 1925.
    • found: His Elementary guide to the fossils and strata in the vicinity of Cincinnati, 1945:t.p. (Walter H. Bucher)
    • found: Walter H. Bucher papers, or Records relating to the Ross Ice Shelf Deformation Project, 1935-1951:(donated by Dr. Ian Dalziel of the Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, August 1971) https://catalog.archives.gov/id/17357781
    • found: American Geophysical Union WWW site, May 8, 2015:Walter Hermann Bucher biography (born in Akron, Ohio, on March 12, 1888; died February 17, 1965, in Houston, Texas; He was brought up in Germany, however, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 1911, concentrating on paleontology and geology. Bucher returned to the United States in 1911, and attended the University of Cincinnati, where he became a lecturer, assistant professor (1915), associate professor (1920), professor (1924), and research professor and chairman of the geology department. In 1940, Bucher became professor of geology at Columbia University with a specialty in structural geology; After his retirement from Columbia University in 1956, Bucher became a part-time consultant to Humble Oil at their laboratory in Houston; elected president of the Ohio Academy of Sciences in 1935. He was chairman of the Division of Geology and Geography of the National Research Council from 1940 to 1943. The New York Academy of Sciences elected him president in 1946. He was president of the American Geophysical Union from 1950 to 1953) - http://honors.agu.org/walter-herman-bucher-1888%E2%80%931965/
    • found: Wikipedia.org, May 8, 2015(Dr. Walter Hermann Bucher; b. March 12, 1888; d. February 17, 1965; German-American geologist and paleontologist) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Hermann_Bucher
    • found: National Academy of Sciences WWW site via Google, May 8, 2015:Walter Hermann Bucher, 1888-1965: a biographical memoir by W. H. Bradley (b. March 12, 1888; d. February 17, 1965; born in Akron, Ohio; geologist) - http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/bucher-walter-h.pdf
    • found: Columbia University Libraries Archival Collections search, May 8, 2015:finding aid: Walter H. Bucher papers, ca. 1915-1963 (correspondence, articles, lectures, notes, notebooks, field notebooks, maps, and photographs of geological consultant and professor of Geology at Columbia University, Walter H. Bucher) - http://findingaids.cul.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_4078561/summary
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    • [Walter Hermann Bucher (b. March 12, 1888, Akron, Ohio-d. February 17, 1965, Houston, Texas), university professor of geology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 1911, concentrating on paleontology and geology. After returning the United States in 1911, Bucher attended the University of Cincinnati, where he became a lecturer, assistant professor in 1915, associate professor in 1920, professor in 1924, and research professor and chairman of the geology department. In 1940, Bucher became professor of geology at Columbia University with a specialty in structural geology. After his retirement from Columbia University in 1956, Bucher became a part-time consultant to Humble Oil at their laboratory in Houston. He was elected president of the Ohio Academy of Sciences in 1935, then served as chairman of the Division of Geology and Geography of the National Research Council from 1940 to 1943. The New York Academy of Sciences elected him its president in 1946. He served as president of the American Geophysical Union from 1950 to 1953.]
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    • 1983-02-02: new
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