Leighly, John (Barger)(1895–1986) geographer; born in Adams County, Ohio. He taught at the University of California: Berkeley (1923–60). He published widely on a variety of subjects, with his work in meteorology and climatology gaining special attention. He edited Land and Life: A Selection from the Writings of Carl Ortwin Sauer (1963, 1967).
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