Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Cragin, Francis W., geologist and educator, was born at Greenfield, N. H., Sept. 4, 1858, the son of Dr. Francis W. and Mary Ann (LeBasquet) Cragin. He was educated in Wisconsin, at Washburn College, Topeka, Kan., the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and graduated at the Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard University, with the degree of B. S., in 1882. In 1889 he received the degree of Ph. D. from Johns Hopkins University, and subsequently studied marine zoölogy at Dr. Agassiz' private laboratory, Newport, R. I. From 1882 to 1891 he was professor of natural history at Washburn College. In 1883 he inaugurated the first biological survey of Kansas, a report of which was published in the issues of the Washburn College Bulletin of Natural History. In 1890 he became proprietor and editor of the American Geologist and held that position until 1896, when he was offered and accepted the chair of geology at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Col., which position he still holds. During the years 1892 and 1893 he was assistant geologist of the Texas geological survey. He is the author of numerous scientific papers; an original fellow of the Geological Society of America; a member of the National Geological Society, and of the International Congress of Geologists.

Pages 470-471 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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