George Clinton Swallow

George Clinton Swallow

Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 20 Apr 1899 (aged 81)
Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6207908 · View Source
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Educator. Born in Buckfield Maine, he served as a Professor of Chemistry and Geology before relocating Missouri in 1853, to become Missouri's first state geologist. There he conducted geological surveys for the State of Missouri and the State of Kansas, before returning to the University of Missouri, to teach in 1858. In 1870, he became Chairman of both the Natural History and Agriculture departments, before being appointed as the first Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri in 1872, serving until 1882. Swallow Hall, now the home of the Department of Anthropology, was named in his honor in 1930.

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