The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Leith, Charles Kenneth
LEITH, lēth, Charles Kenneth, American geologist: b. Trempealeau, Wis., 2 Jan. 1875. He was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1897. In 1900-05 he was assistant geologist in the United States Geological Survey. He was appointed assistant professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin in 1902, and since 1903 has been professor there. He has also served as professional lecturer in structural and metamorphic geology at the University of Chicago since 1905. He is author of a number of scientific papers and ‘A Summer and Winter on Hudson Bay’ (1912); ‘Structural Geology’ (1913); ‘Metamorphic Geology’ (1915).