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Jillson, Willard Rouse, 1890-1975

LC control no.n 50038607
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LC classificationPS3519.I5
Personal name headingJillson, Willard Rouse, 1890-1975
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Variant(s)Jillson, W. R. (Willard Rouse), 1890-1975
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeFrankfort (Ky.)
LocatedSeattle (Wash.) Lexington (Ky.) Chicago (Ill.) Syracuse (N.Y.) New Haven (Conn.)
Birth date1890-05-28
Death date1975-10-04
Place of birthSyracuse (N.Y.)
Place of deathLouisville (Ky.)
Field of activityGeology
AffiliationSyracuse University University of Chicago Yale University
University of Washington
University of Kentucky
Transylvania University
Kentucky. Department of Geology and Forestry
Kentucky Geological Survey
Profession or occupationCollege teachers College administrators Authors Geologists
Found inKentucky encyclopedia, ©1992: page 471 ("Willard Rouse Jillson", geologist, born in Syracuse, New York on May 28, 1890. Attended Syracuse University then graduated from the University of Washington with his M.A. in 1915 and later studied at the University of Chicago and at Yale University. Moved to Kentucky where in 1918 he became an assistant professor of geology at the University of Kentucky and in 1919 he became state geologist with the Kentucky Department of Geology and Forestry. He was appointed director and state geologist of the reorganized Kentucky Geological Survey in 1920 a position he held until 1932. Served as chairman of the Kentucky Park Commission 1924-1928 and as professor of geology and chairman of the department at Transylvania University 1947-1951. Wrote extensively abou paleontology, mining, history, biography and the history of Kentucky literature. Died October 5, 1975.)
His The geology and coals of Stinking Creek (Knox County, Ky.) ... 1919.
Geologic map of Kentucky, 1954: map recto (W.R. Jillson)
NUCMC data from Filson Club for Rothert, O.A. Correspondence, 1910-1921 (Willard Rouse Jillson, 1890-1975)
Find a Grave website, viewed August 9, 2020 (Willard Rouse Jillson; died: Louisville, Ky., October 4, 1975; buried in Frankfort, Ky.)
Associated languageeng