Author:Joseph William Winthrop Spencer

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Joseph William Winthrop Spencer

Pioneer Canadian geomorphologist, known for his studies of glacial, proglacial lakes, and preglacial drainage systems in the Great Lakes. He taught at Hamilton Collegiate Institute (1877-1880), King's College, Nova Scotia (1880-1882), University of Missouri (1882-1888; he was professor and director of the Museum of Natural History) and University of Georgia (1888-1893; he was also appointed to the State Geological Survey). After this he became a consultant geologist in Washington, D.C. , but returned to Canada shortly before his death in 1921.



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