Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Harold Jeffreys 1891–1989


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Sir Harold Jeffreys, renowned British seismologist, died on March 18, 1989, at the age of 97. A corresponding member of AGU since 1944, Jeffreys received AGU's highest honor, the William Bowie Medal, in 1952. He became a Fellow of the Union in 1962 and was later made an Honorary Fellow when that category was established. Jeffreys was associated for most of his professional life with St. John's College, Cambridge University, England.