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Dr Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1863
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1931
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Brother of Senator Boies Penrose, Spencer, Charles, Philip and Francis. Richard was a geologist, traveled to 60 countries, he did a lot of work for the government. He graduated from Harvard, he was a rowing champion there. A rowing accident caused him to lose his eye but he always stood tall and looked everyone in the eye. In 1892 he and Spencer lived in Arizona where they started a company called Commonwealth Mining and Milling. In 1897 he went to Cripple Creek, Colorado for the government, his brother Phillip joined him. Spencer was already there. He was active in the Geological Society of America. He was always kind to others and very loyal to family and friends.

He is widely known by professional geologists for his
contributions as a USGS geologist and as mining geologist. His large
endowment to Geological Society of America was the foundation of many
programs. GSA has the R.A.F. Penrose medal for outstanding geological
contributions and the Society of Economic Geologist's most prestigious award
is the Penrose Gold Medal awarded every 3 years for outstanding geological
Family links: 
  Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose (1827 - 1908)
  Sarah Hannah Boies Penrose (1834 - 1881)
  Boies Penrose (____ - 1860)*
  Boies Penrose (1860 - 1921)*
  Charles Bingham Penrose (1862 - 1925)*
  Philip Thomas Penrose (1863 - 1901)*
  Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose (1863 - 1931)
  Spencer Penrose (1865 - 1939)*
  Francis Boies Penrose (1867 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: lot # 380, section 7, east row, space 2 from north
Created by: Lois Buck
Record added: Oct 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16166827
Dr Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr
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Dr Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr
Added by: Lois Buck
Dr Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr
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The Penrose Medal was established in 1927 by R.A.F. Penrose, Jr., to be awarded in recognition of eminent research in pure geology, for outstanding original contributions or achievements that mark a major advance in the science of geology.
 Added: Jul. 13, 2012
I do not know who Graver Graver is but they are wrong. I have my Uncle's death certificate and he died in July. The Penrose family has always been at war with newspapers & magazines since the 1800's because they NEVER printed the truth about us. This is a...(Read more)
- D'iana Penrose
 Added: Apr. 29, 2012
Thanks for your work with the USGS and as an economic geologist. You were and are still today an important mentor to many geologists.
- Cori H
 Added: Oct. 11, 2010
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