Transcribed from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Williston, Samuel Wendell, educator and paleontologist, was born in Boston, Mass., July 10, 1852, the son of Samuel and Jane A. (Turner) Williston. He was educated in the public schools of Manhattan, Kan., graduated at the State Agricultural College there in 1872, and later received the degree of A. M. from that institution. In 1880 he entered Yale University, where he spent several years as post-graduate student and member of the faculty. He returned to Kansas in 1890 to become professor of geology and anatomy and dean of the medical department of the state university, where he remained for twelve years, during which time he served as a member of the state board of health and the board of medical examiners. Since leaving Kansas in 1902, he has occupied the chair of paleontology at the University of Chicago. Prof. Williston is foreign correspondent of the London Geological and Zoölogical societies; is a fellow of the Geological Society of America; and at one time was president of the Kansas Academy of Science. From 1901 to 1905 he was president of the Sigma Xi fraternity, and in 1903 was president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. He is the author of several books and numerous papers on scientific subjects.

Page 920 from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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