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Mr. R. G. McConnell


RICHARD GEORGE MCCONNELL died in Ottawa. Canada, on April 1, 1942, in his eighty-sixth year. His death removed one of the last of Canada's outstanding geological explorers. He was born in Chatham, Quebec, on March 26, 1857, received his B.A. degree from McGill University in 1879 with first-class honours in natural sciences and in 1880 began geological exploration for the Geological Survey of Canada. His first work with the Geological Survey was done in Quebec province, but during 1881-1914 he was engaged every summer in geological studies mainly of reconnaissance and exploratory nature in the west and north-west of Canada. In 1914, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Mines, which position he held until his retirement from the Department in 1921. For several years thereafter he carried on consulting geological work and spent two summers on geological work for the Ontario Department of Mines.


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HANSON, G. Mr. R. G. McConnell. Nature 150, 147–148 (1942).

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