Dana, James Dwight

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Born: Feb 12, 1813 AD
Died: 1895 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Geologist


1813 - Dana was born on the 12th of February in Utica, New York.

 

1833 - Graduated from Yale College under Benjamin Silliman the elder.

 

He was a teacher of mathematics to midshipmen in the Navy.

 

1836-1837 - Assistant to Professor Silliman in the chemical laboratory at Yale.

 

Acted as mineralogist and geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition.

 

1842 - He returned to America.

 

1849 - Dana's sketch of Mount Shasta was engraved for publication in the American Journal of Science and Arts.

 

1844 - He again became a resident of New Haven, and married Henrietta Frances Silliman.

 

1850-1892 - Appointed as Silliman's successor, as Silliman Professor of Natural History and Geology in Yale College

 

Chief editor, of the American Journal of Science and Arts.

 

1877 - Dana was awarded the Copley Medal by the Royal Society.

 

1874 - Wollaston Medal by the Geological Society of London.

 

1882 - Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales.

 

 

 

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