Kay, George Marshall

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Kay, George Marshall


Born Nov. 10, 1904, in Paisley, Ont., Canada. American geologist.

Kay graduated from Columbia University in New York in 1927 and has been a professor at the university since 1944. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the New York Academy of Sciences (vice-president in 1944–45). His basic works are on Ordovician stratigraphy (using the östracods) and the tectonics of North America.


Geology of the Utica Quadrangle. New York, 1953.
Stratigraphy and Life History. New York, 1965. (With E. H. Colbert and D. B. McLaughlin.)
In Russian translation: Geosinklinali Severnoi Ameriki. Moscow, 1955
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