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Arthur Francis Buddington

American geologist

Died when: 90 years 26 days (1080 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Arthur Francis Buddington

Arthur Francis "Bud" Buddington (November 29, 1890 – December 25, 1980) was an American geologist.Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he grew up there and in West Mystic, Connecticut.

He was educated at Brown University and Princeton University.After short stints teaching at Brown and Princeton, serving in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I, and researching at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Buddington settled at Princeton, where he taught for nearly 40 years.

He chaired the Department of Geology from 1936 to 1950.He also had a long career with the U.S.Geological Survey (USGS), doing field work for that agency in Alaska, Oregon, and the northeastern United States.Buddington was elected to the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His years of work for the USGS earned him the Distinguished Service award of the U.S.Department of the Interior.


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