Charles Lewis Camp

Charles Lewis Camp

Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, USA
Death 14 Aug 1975 (aged 82)
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
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1893 Born in Jamestown, North Dakota on March 12 to Edgar Whittlesey Camp and Theodozia Irvin Baird .
1895 Camp family moved to southern California near Pasadena.
1908 Visited fossil localities in the Bridger Basin, Wyoming.
1911 Entered the University of California, Berkeley as an undergraduate in the Department of Zoology, where his studies led to nine publications on mammalogy, herpetology, and a description of fossil amphibian remains from the Rancho la Brea tar pits.
1915 Received a Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley.
1916 Received an M.A. at Columbia University.
1917 Camp attended the U.S. Army School at Plattsburgh, NY, was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, and served overseas in the American Expeditionary Forces, where he advanced to First Lieutenant. Camp was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for his service.
1922 Appointed to teach comparative anatomy in the UC Berkeley Zoology Department.
1923 Wrote Classification of the Lizards.
Received Ph.D. from Columbia under the tutelage of William K. Gregory and Henry Fairfield Osborn.
Appointed a Director of the California Historical Society and a member of its publications committee, where he served until 1935.
1924 Married Jessie Margaret Pratt, with whom he later had four children: Charles McLeod Camp, Nancy Jean Camp, Patricia Ann "Patsy" Camp, and Roderick Edgar Camp.
1930 Appointed Director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology, a position he maintained until 1949.
Wrote "A Study of the phytosaurs with Description of New Material from Western North America."
1933 Began abstracting publications to compile a bibliography of fossil vertebrates.
1935-36 Received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study vertebrate mammal-like reptiles in the Karroo region of South Africa, visit Triassic exposures in China with C.C. Young, and visit Triassic vertebrate collections in Europe.
1937 Edited The Plains and the Rockies by Henry Raup Wagner.
1938 Camp and others resurrected the miners' organization E Clampus vitus as a prominent historical preservation fraternity and social club.
1939 Appointed Chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Paleontology, where he served until 1949.
1946 Elected President of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology.
1947-48 Second African Expedition to Karoo with Frank E. Peabody for study of vertebrates and to visit a number of important Pleistocene sites associated with early humans.
1952 Published Earth Song: A Prelude to History.
1953 Excavated ichthyosaur fossils form the Shoshone Mountains in Nevada. Camp dedicated the next five summers to this endeavor, eventually persuading the State of Nevada to declare the site a state park (Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park).
1959 Wrote monograph on dicynodonts.
1960 Retired from teaching at UC Berkeley.
Expedition to Western Australia with John Cosgriff to find Triassic vertebrates.
Published James Clyman Frontiersman: The Adventures of a Trapper and Covered Wagon Emigrant as Told in His Own
Reminisces and Diaries.
1967-1969 Sublime Noble Grand Humbug for E Clampus Vitus
1968 Completed the 8-volume Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates and related subjects: 1928-1968.
1970 Camp received the Henry R. Wagner Memorial medal, the California Historical Society's highest honor.
1971 Jessie Camp died.
1972 Married Joanna Bilbrey.
Camp died on August 14 in San Jose.

The 7th Humbug of Yerba Buena Chapter 1 in 1938 and Sublime in 1968.

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