Maurice Ewing

Geophysicist and Oceanographer
Born May 12, 1906

William Maurice "Doc" Ewing was an American geophysicist and oceanographer.

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1906 Birth Born in 1906.


1926 20 Years Old He was born in Lockney, Texas, where he was the eldest child of a large farm family. He won a scholarship to attend Rice University, earning a B.A. with honors in 1926.
1927 21 Years Old He completing his graduate studies at the same institution, earning an M.A. in 1927 and being awarded his Ph.D. in 1931.
1928 22 Years Old In 1928 he was married to Avarilla Hildenbrand, and the couple had a son.


1947 41 Years Old He moved to Columbia University, becoming a professor of geology in 1947.


1959 53 Years Old In 1959 he was named the Higgins Professor of Geology at Columbia. … Read More
1965 59 Years Old He divorced a second time, and married Harriet Greene Bassett in 1965.


1972 66 Years Old In 1972 he joined the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and was named the head of the Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Marine Biomedical Institute. … Read More
1974 68 Years Old Died in 1974.
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