Samuel Whittemore Boggs


Samuel Whittemore Boggs

Kansas, USA
Death 14 Sep 1954 (aged 65)
Burial Westhampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 103779861 View Source
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S(amuel) Whittemore Boggs (Deceased)

Occupation: geographer

Born: Coolidge, Kansas, Mar. 3, 1889

Son of Charles F(airman) and Lillian Louise (Whittemore) B.; B.L., Berea (Ky.) Coll., 1909; student Yale U., 1912-13; M.A. Columbia U., 1924; D.Sc. (honorary), Berea College, 1949; married Amy Burt Bridgman, August 16, 1916; children-Mary Lillian, Barbara Bridgman. Private sec. to President Frost, Berea Coll., 1909-12; secretarial work U.P.R.R., Omaha, Neb., 1913-14; secretarial and exec. work Internat. Com. of Y.M.C.A. and other orgns., New York, 1914-19; geog research, map compilation, editor Am. Book Co., etc., 1916-24, including editing maps for World Missionary Atlas, 1921-24; geographer U.S. Dept. of State, 1924---; lecturer on internat. boundaries, Columbia U., summers 1939, 40, 41, and 42; lecturer, Am. Univ., 1945-46. Tech. adviser, U.S. delegation, Conf. for Codification of Internat. Law, The Hauge, 1930; ofcl. del. International Geog. Congresses, Cambridge, 1928, Paris, 1931, Warsaw, 1934, Lisbon, 1949, Pan Am. Inst. Geography and History, 3d gen. assembly, Lima, 1941, 4th gen. assembly Caracas, 1946, 1st consultation on geography Rio de Janeiro, 1949, 5th general assembly, Santiago, Chile, 1950, 3d consultation, Washington, 1952, 6th consultation on cartography, Ciudad Trujillo, 1952; member U.S. Geographic Bd., 1924-34, chmn. exec. com., 1927-34, U.S. Bd. on Geog. Names, 1947- --, chairman, 1949-51. Fellow A.A.A.S., Royal Geog. Soc.; mem. Assn. Am. Geographers (councillor 1941-42), Am. Soc. Professional Geographers, Am. Council Learned Socs. (sec.-treas. 1942-48, treas., 1948-50), Acad. Polit. Sci., Am. Geophys. Union, Wash. Acad. Sci.; hon. mem. Mexican Soc. Geography and Statistics; corr. mem. Lima Geog. Soc. Presbyn. Clubs: Cosmos (Wash.); Explorers (N.Y.). Author: International Boundaries -- A Study of Boundary Functions and Problems, 1940; Classification and Cataloging of Maps and Atlases (with Dorothy C. Lewis) 1945, Contbr. to Dist. Am. History and various mags. Home: 4119 Stanford St., Chevy Chase 15, Md. Office: U.S. Dept. of State, Washington 25


Died Sept. 14, 1954.

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