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List of famous people who majored in geology, including photos when available. This list of famous geology majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in geology. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in geology you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

This is a list that includes people like Herbert Hoover and Colin Powell.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were geology majors?" and "Which famous people studied geology?"
Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Diplomat

Credits: Breath of Freedom, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, Anthrax War, Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me

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#34 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#63 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#18 on The Best Former US Secretaries of State of All Time

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Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He was a professional mining engineer, and was raised as a Quaker. A Republican, Hoover served as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, and became internationally known for humanitarian relief efforts in war-time ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1874-1964)

Birthplace: West Branch, Cedar County, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Businessperson, Civil engineer, Engineer

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#60 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#10 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

#37 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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Harrison Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor and former U.S. senator from New Mexico. In December 1972, as one of the crew on board Apollo 17, Schmitt became the first member of NASA's first scientist-astronaut group to fly in space. As Apollo ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut, Scientist, Geologist

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Cynthia Carroll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Cynthia Blum Carroll is an American businessperson. She was the chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, a British mining company, which, among other things, is the world's largest platinum producer. Anglo American announced on October 26, 2012 that Carroll would step down as Chief ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Petroleum geologist

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Stephen Jay Gould is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1941-2002)

Birthplace: Bayside, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Paleontologist, Biologist, Historian, Professor Scientist, + more

Credits: Darwin's Revolution in Thought

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Kathryn D. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. A crew member on three Space Shuttle missions, she is the first American woman to walk in space. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on March ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut, Geologist

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Jonathan W Lowe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Jonathan W Lowe works as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist as a technical lead on systems integration projects.  He enjoys building digital models of the real world in order to predict future conditions or interpret the present.  He has published over 55 articles on GIS technology ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Information systems technician

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Thomas Oldham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People who Majored in Geology
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Thomas Oldham was an Anglo-Irish geologist. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and studied civil engineering at the University of Edinburgh as well as geology under Robert Jameson. In 1838 he joined the ordnance survey in Ireland as a chief assistant under Joseph Ellison Portlock who was ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1816-1878)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Geologist

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