J. J. Stevenson (geologist)

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John James Stevenson

John James Stevenson (October 10, 1841–1924) was an American geologist, born in New York City.[1] He graduated at New York University in 1863, became professor of chemistry at West Virginia University for two years (1869–71), then served as professor of geology at New York University until 1909. In 1873-74 and 1878-80 he was geologist on the United States Geological Survey. He also served on the Pennsylvania Geological Survey in 1875-78 and 1881-82. He was president of the Geological Society of America in 1898. He wrote contributions of permanent importance.


  • 1898 Geological Society of America Presidential Address: Our Society
  • The Geology of a Portion of Colorado Explored and Surveyed in 1873 (1875)
  • Report of Progress in the Greene and Washington District of the Bituminous Coal Fields of Western Pennsylvania (1876)
  • Report upon Geological Examinations in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico during 1878 and 1879 (1881)
  • Origin of the Pennsylvania Anthracite (1893)
  • Carboniferous of the Appalachian Basin (1903–07)
  • Formation of Coal Beds (1911–13)


  1. ^ John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis. 1901. Who's who in America, Volume 2, page 1085.