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List of notable or famous geologists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top geologists born in the United States and even some popular geologists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American geologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These geologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known geologist from the United States is included when available.

List people include John Muir, John Bidwell and more.

This historic geologists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American geologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous geologists from the United States?" These prominent geologists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American geologists.

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George Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Geologists from the United States
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George Gibbs was an American ethnologist, naturalist and geologist who contributed to the study of the languages of indigenous peoples in Washington Territory. Known for his expertise on Native American customs and languages, Gibbs participated in numerous treaty negotiations between the U.S. ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1815-1873)

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

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John Bidwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Geologists from the United States
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John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1819-1900)

Birthplace: Chautauqua County, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, + more

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Harrison Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Geologists from the United States
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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

Age: 81

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

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John Muir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Geologists from the United States
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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1838-1914)

Birthplace: Dunbar, United Kingdom

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