Glover, Lynn III

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Lynn Glover III was born 29 November 1928 in Washington, D.C., and died Sunday, 5 March 2006 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Lynn graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1952 with a B.S. degree in geology, obtained an M.S. degree in geology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1953, and a Ph.D. degree in geology from Princeton University in 1970. From 1954 to 1967, he worked as a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey working on the stratigraphy and uranium content of the Chattanooga Shale, the regional geology of Puerto Rico and later on, the tectonics of the eastern Greater Antilles.

From 1970 to 1995, he taught at Virginia Tech and was the director of the Orogenic Studies Laboratory in the department of geological sciences. Lynn was a leader in studies of the tectonics of the Appalachians and basement under the Atlantic Coastal Plain. He did research on the Scandinavian Caledonides tectonics, collaborated with others in the exploration for low temperature geothermal resources in the southeastern United States, studied the geologic framework of seismicity in Virginia and North Carolina, consulted in general geology and the geology of nuclear power plant siting, and contributed signifi cantly to the rift and drift history of the mid-Atlantic continental margin.

A Memorial Service for Dr. Glover will be held on Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Chapel on the Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lynn Glover III Fund for Student Field Trips, Virginia Tech Foundation, and mailed to the Department of Geosciences, c/o Linda Bland, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0420.