Person:John Powell (60)

John Wesley Powell
b.18 May 1839 Morgan County, Ohio
m. 5 Mar 1829
  1. Norvil Powell1830 - 1892
  2. Francis Marion Powell1832 - 1907
  3. Levin Powell1837 - 1898
  4. John Wesley Powell1839 - 1901
  5. Celia Ann Powell1841 - 1875
  6. Colvin C Powell1843 -
  7. Sarah Caroline Powell1845 - 1881
  8. Nancy J Powell1848 -
  9. Samuel Fletcher Powell1849 -
m. 11 Dec 1864
Facts and Events
Name John Wesley Powell
Gender Male
Birth? 18 May 1839 Morgan County, Ohio
Marriage 11 Dec 1864 Lee County, Iowato Sarah Elizabeth Derr
Death? 21 Jul 1901 Fort Meade, Polk County, Florida
Reference Number? Q348325?

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John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 – September 23, 1902) was an American geologist, U.S. Army soldier, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for his 1869 geographic expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first official U.S. government-sponsored passage through the Grand Canyon.

Powell who was appointed by Republican President James A. Garfield served as second director of the U.S. Geological Survey (1881–1894) and proposed, for development of the arid West, policies that were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution during his service as director of the U.S. Geological Survey, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications.

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