|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1859|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1942|
He was a Canadian geologist. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he attended the Montreal High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1878 from McGill University. He received a Masters degree from McGill in 1884 and a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University. In 1889 he became a professor at McGill University, becoming the Logan Professor of Geology from 1892 to 1922. He also served as the Dean for the Faculty of Applied Science and then as Vice-Principal to the University. He was noted for several academic achievements during his career, first becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1896, a Fellow of the Royal Society (of Great Britain) in 1907, and awarded the Flavelle Medal, which is given for outstanding contributions to biological science, in 1937. The Frank Dawson Adams Building at McGill University is named in his honour. A plaque in his honour was erected on the Redpath Museum on the McGill campus in 1950.
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