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American Geographical Society of New York : Dr. G. H. T. Kimble


DR. GEORGE H. T. KIMBLE, chairman of the Department of Geography at McGill University, Montreal, and secretary of the International Geographical Union, has been appointed director of the American Geographical Society of New York and will assume his new duties in June. He succeeds Dr. John K. Wright, who after eleven years as director has resigned his administrative task to return to the research staff of the Society. Dr. Kimble was born in England, attended Eastbourne Grammar. School and took a degree in geography in the University of London (King's College). Thereafter, he held the post of lecturer in geography at the University College of Hull for five years and at the University of Reading for three years. In 1939 he became an officer in the British Naval Meteorological Service and during the War was engaged mainly in investigating the climatic feasibility of the various invasion projects. Early in 1945 he was released by the Admiralty to begin work at McGill, where he organised the new Department of Geography and took charge of the meteorological observatory of the University. As part of this work, he was also instrumental hi establishing the McGill summer school in geography at Stanstead, Quebec, to which a number of well-known British and American geographers have contributed. Under his guidance, and with the collaboration of the Arctic Institute of North America, an Arctic research centre has been built up at McGill, and in this connexion Dr. Kimble is editing a co-operative work on the geography of the Northlands.

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American Geographical Society of New York : Dr. G. H. T. Kimble. Nature 164, 1033 (1949).

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