John Rodgers

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Rodgers, John


Born July 11, 1914, in Albany, N.Y. American geologist. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1962); president of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1969).

Rodgers became a professor of geology at Yale University in 1959. His principal works deal with the stratigraphy of the Lower Paleozoic and the structural geology of the Appalachians. He was named president of the Geological Society of America in 1970 and served as secretary-general of the commission on stratigraphy of the International Geological Congress from 1952 to 1960. Rodgers was the editor of Symposium on the Cambrian System (vols. 1–3, 1956–61). He became the editor of the American Journal of Science in 1954.

Rodgers was named a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1976.


The Tectonics of the Appalachians. New York, 1970.
In Russian translation:
Osnovy stratigrafii. Moscow, 1962.