Ewing, Maurice

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Ewing, Maurice Gender: M
William Maurice Ewing
born on 12 May 1906 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Lockney, Texas, 34n07, 101w26
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°26' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 24°23 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 09°26'

Maurice Ewing (1957)


American pioneering geophysicist and oceanographer who worked on the research of seismic reflection and refraction in ocean basins, ocean bottom photography, submarine sound transmission (including the SOFAR channel), deep sea Core samples of the ocean bottom, theory and observation of earthquake surface waves, fluidity of the Earth's core, generation and propagation of microseisms, submarine explosion seismology, marine gravity surveys, bathymetry and sedimentation, natural radioactivity of ocean waters and sediments, study of abyssal plains and submarine canyons.

During his career he published over 340 scientific papers. He served as president of the American Geophysical Union and the Seismological Society of America. He led over 50 oceanic expeditions. He made many contributions to oceanography, including the discovery of the SOFAR Channel, the invention of the sofar bomb, and did much fundamental work on plate tectonics.

Maurice Ewing married three times and had five children. He died of a stroke on 4 May 1974 at age 67 in Galveston, Texas.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1928 (Avarilla Hildenbrand)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1941 (Avarilla Hildenbrand)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1944 (Margaret Sloan Kidder)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Harriet Greene Bassett)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, MA, PhD)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Fatal)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Farm family)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Eldest surviving child)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of Geology)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Geophysicist, oceanographer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Other Travel (Oceanic expeditions)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator