Cox, Allan Verne
|born on||17 December 1926 at 01:50 (= 01:50 AM )|
|Place||Santa Ana, California, 33n45, 117w52|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°43' 01°38 Asc. 20°59'|
American geophysicist. His work on dating geomagnetic reversals, with Richard Doell and Brent Dalrymple, made a major contribution to the theory of plate tectonics. Allan Cox won numerous awards, including the prestigious Vetlesen Prize, and was the president of the American Geophysical Union.
Cox died in a bicycle accident, colliding with a large redwood tree after falling off a cliff The San Mateo County coroner concluded that Cox's death was a suicide. Cox was normally very safety conscious and had exceptionally not worn a helmet on that day. Cox's death came five days after he learned he was going to be charged with child molestation. Cox allegedly had molested the mentally disturbed son of one of his graduate students since the boy was fourteen years old. Cox had told the father of the molested child that he would kill himself if the allegations were reported to the police.
- business associate/partner relationship with Doell, Richard (born 28 June 1923). Notes: Shared the Vetlesen Prize
Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin Book of American Charts
- Personal : Death : Suicide
- Vocation : Science : Physics (Geophysicist)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (numerous, see Wikilink)