Monday, November 07, 2005

Born This Day: Walter Granger

Novemeber 7, 1872 - 1941

Granger was an internationally recognized fossil-collector, paleontologist,expeditioner and author. He was a key figure in the study of vertebrate paleontology from 1894 onward. His collections, stratigraphic studies, and evaluations of fossils and sites in North America, Egypt, Europe, China and Mongolia make major contributions to scientific and evolutionary studies--as well as to the present holdings of the American Museum of Natural History. His lifelong career at the American Museum began in 1890 when he was just 17 years old. He received an honorary doctorate in science from Middlebury College in 1932.

Entry from HERE.

Go to the Granger Papers Project HERE.

Read his biography, "Walter Granger, 1872-1941, Paleontologist" is the first biography of Walter Granger to be published. This is a .pdf version of Morgan, V. L. and Lucas, S. G., 2002, Walter Granger, 1872-1941, Paleontologist: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 19, p. 1-58, HERE.

You can also order a hard copy through the same site.