Williams, George Huntington

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Williams, George Huntington Gender: M
born on 28 January 1856 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Utica, New York, 43n06, 75w14
Timezone LMT m75w14 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°59' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°20 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 08°16'


American mineralogist and petrologist. Williams received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg (1882) where he studied with the renowned teacher of microscopic petrography, Heinrich Rosenbush. Williams was a professor of Geology at The Johns Hopkins University from 1882 to 1894. He pioneered the instruction of petrography in American universities, coining the terms "poikilitic" and "websterite." He died on 12 July 1894 in Utica after contracting typhoid fever during a field trip.


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "George Huntington Williams: A Memorial by Friends for Friends, 1856-94" (De Vinne, 1896), p. 24: "the juvenile author informs us that he was 'born on the 28th of January 1856 at eleven o'clock Monday morning.'"


  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Mineralogist and petrologist)