George Stock Benton papers
- 1950 - 1990
- Benton, George Stock, 1917-1999 (Person)
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This collection is open for use. The contents of Box 11 were restricted until 2015.
Conditions Governing Use
13.88 Cubic Feet (10 record center cartons, 3 letter size document boxes, 1 legal half-size document box)
Benton stayed on at the University of Chicago, working as an instructor in the war-time training program for Air Force and Navy meteorologists. While there he worked part time on a PhD in meteorology which he completed in 1947. The early part of 1948 saw Benton as Assistant Professor of Meteorology at University of California, while September of the same year he came to the Johns Hopkins University as an Associate Professor of Meteorology. He joined the faculty of the Civil Engineering Department of JHU in 1957.
Benton was appointed Acting Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering in 1958 and Chairman of the Department of Mechanics in 1960. He helped to create the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and in 1970 he was named Dean of the School, of Arts and Sciences. In 1972, Dr. Benton was appointed Vice President for Homewood Divisions.
During his lifetime, Dr. Benton worked as an analyst for the Pentagon during World War II, served as President of the American Meteorological Society and Director of the Environmental Science Services Administration. In 1961 he was a joint recipient (with John C. Geyer) of the Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal awarded by the Federation of Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association.
George Stock Benton retired in 1988. He died of cancer on October 16, 1999 at the age of 82 and was posthumously awarded the President's Medal of the Johns Hopkins University.
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