A Guide to the J. J. Galloway Report, 1925
Geologist Jesse James (J. J.) Galloway was born in Noble County, Indiana on August 23, 1882. After completing his doctorate in geology at Indiana University, Galloway became a leader in his field for his penetrating studies of Bryozoa, Foraminifera and Stromatoporoidea. By the time of his retirement from teaching in 1954, Galloway was Geologist and Research Director of Paleontology and Stratigraphy for the Indiana Department of Conservation. He was also a student, collaborator and life-long friend of Dr. E. R. Cumings. Galloway died of a heart attack in his home in Bloomington, Indiana on April 10, 1962.
Source: Journal of Paleontology, July 1962, v. 36 no. 4, p. 844-847.
The report by geologist J. J. Galloway is concerned with the geology of Southern Mexico and the possibility of finding and harvesting oil from that region. The report is based on a field examination of about two months in the summer of 1924 in the company of T. W. Callahan, a study of rocks and fossils from Southern Mexico, and cuttings from La Cruzada. It is supplementary to a report by Callahan and references the maps and sections of that document. At the time of the report’s writing, Galloway was a Professor of Geology at Indiana University.
J. J. Galloway Report, 1925, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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