Ruben A. Stirton

Fellow: Awarded 1944

Field of Study: Earth Science

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-20-1901

Died: 06-14-1966

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

STIRTON, RUBEN ARTHUR.  Appointed for a study of fossil vertebrates in the Panamanian region of South America, as a continuation of investigations in North and Central America bearing on the dating and position of water barriers between the two continents; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1944.

Born August 20, 1901, Muscotah, Kansas. Education:  University of Kansas, A.B., 1925; University of California, M.A., 1931, Ph.D., 1940.

Field and Laboratory Assistant, 1922–25, Museum of Natural History of the University of Kansas; Mammalogist to the Donald R. Dickey Expeditions to El Salvador, 1925–27, for California Institute of Technology; Curator of Fossil Mammals, Museum of Paleontology, 1928–42, Lecturer, 1942—, University of California, Berkeley. Honorary Curator, Donald R. Dickey Collection, 1942—, University of California, Los Angeles.

Publications:  Articles in University of California Publications in Geology, American Journal of Science, Science, American Museum Novitates, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Paleontology, Proceedings of the Sixth Pacific Scientific Congress.