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Branner, John Casper

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Born: 1850 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Geologist

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1850 - Born this year. He was an American geologist.

1882 - Branner received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

1885 - Received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

1887 - American geologist and academic who discovered bauxite in Arkansas as State Geologist.

       - As State Geologist, he exposed gold-mining swindles then operating in Arkansas, for which the citizens of Bear City, Arkansas burned him in effigy, and the stock promoters tried to have him fired.

      - He was Chair of the Department of Botany and Geology at Indiana University.

1889 - He served as President of the Indiana Academy of Science.

1911 - He was President of the Seismological Society of America.

1913-1915 - He was the second President of Stanford University.

        - He was an expert in Brazilian geology, among many other things.

1922 - He died this year.


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