Jack Oliver

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Birthday
26, 1923
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 5, 2011 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1923
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 5, 2011 (87)

About

American scientist who studied earthquakes and provided seismic evidence that supported the theory of plate tectonics.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Navy as a Seabee in the South Pacific during World War II.

Trivia

He became chair of the geophysics department at Cornell University in 1971.

Family Life

He married Gay van der Hoeven in 1964, and the couple had two daughters together, Nell and Amy.

Associated With

He was a member of the Massillon Washington High School football team which was coached by Paul Brown.