Isaac Lea

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Birthday
4, 1792
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Dec 8, 1886 (94)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1792
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Dec 8, 1886 (94)

About

Delaware-born geologist and mollusc shell expert. His collection of freshwater bivalve mussels was displayed at Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian Institution.

Before Fame

He was the co-owner of a Philadelphia publishing house.

Trivia

In 1860, he became President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Family Life

He married Frances Anne Carey in 1821. Their son, Henry (born in 1825), went on to become an American historian and political activist.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow geologist Charles Lyell.