Willis, Bailey

Willis, Bailey

(1857–1949) geologist; born in Idlewild-on-Hudson, N.Y. He served the U.S. Geological Survey (1884–1916), taking leaves to explore China (1902) and Argentina (1911–15). He joined Stanford (1915), where his lectures and research on seismology earned him the sobriquets "the earthquake professor" and "Earthquake Willie." After his retirement (1922), he traveled to seismic centers of the world. His conclusion that earthquakes cannot be predicted led to his proposals for better building codes in earthquake-intensive areas.
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McKenzie Engel was 2-for-3, and Crow also got hits from Janey Willis, Bailey Engel and Jami Stotts.
Prior to joining Willis, Bailey worked for Allianz Insurance Co.