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Charles R. Van Hise

from Madison, Past and Present   1902

Charles R. Van Hise

Professor Charles Richard Van Hise, of international note as a scientist, was born in 1857 on a farm in Fulton, Rock County, Wisconsin, where his early boy hood was spent. Later the family removed to the village of Milton, where his education began in the district school. He attended the high school and seminary at Evansville; entered the University of Wisconsin in 1874, and graduated in 1879, having taught school during 1876-77. Professor Van Hise graduated in the Metallurgical Engineering Course: took the degree of B. S. in 1880, M. S. in 1882, Ph. D. in 1892.

He entered the faculty of the University immediately after graduating, as instructor. He has, therefore, been a member of the faculty twenty-two years, holding successively the positions of instructor in chemistry and metallurgy (1879-1883); assistant professor of metallurgy (1886-1888); professor of mineralogy and petography (1888-1892); professor of Archaean and applied geology (1890-1892), and professor of geology since 1892. He is also non-resident professor of structural geology in the University of Chicago.

"Charles R. Van Hise." Madison, Past and Present. [Madison: State Journal Printing Co., 1902]. 68.
Held by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin: F589 M1 M32 (Oversize).