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John Wesley Powell (1834–1902)

Powell, John Wesley. An American soldier, geologist, and author; born in Mount Morris, NY, March 24, 1834; died in 1902. He succeeded Clarence King as director of the United States Geological Survey (1879–96). The special volumes of reports written by Major Powell are: ‘Exploration of the Colorado River in 1869–72’ (1875); ‘Geology of the Uinta Mountains’ (1876); ‘The Arid Regions of the United States’ (1879); ‘Introduction to Study of Indian Languages.’