Esme Rosaire

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Esme Rosaire
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President year 1934
Membership Charter Member
PhD university University of Chicago


Esme Eugene Rosaire (1897-1959) was a pioneering geophysicist. He served as the 1934-1935 SEG President.

Biography 1941 [1]

Esme Eugene Rosaire received his B.S. degree in 1920, his M.S. degree in 1921, and his Ph.D. degree in 1926, all from the University of Chicago. He has been engaged in geophysical prospecting since 1925, when he was the first man in the field for the Geophysical Research Corporation. In 1932, he assisted in the organiition of the Independent Exploration Company, serving as president and general manager of that company until 1937. He resigned in that year to organize Subterrex, of which he is owner and general manager. His experience has covered refraction, reflection, geoelectrical and geochemical prospecting for petroleum. In 1926 he was in charge of the Gulf G.R.C. crew which discovered the Moss Bluff salt dome, Liberty County, Texas, the first such discovery by an American refraction crew. At present Esme Eugene Rosaire his activities are directed at the development and introduction of geochemical methods of prospecting for petroleum.

Dr. Rosaire is a charter member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, of which he was Vice President in 1930, and President in 1934. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Petroleum Technologists.

References

  1. Contributors, Geophysics Vol. VI October 1941, Page 462. number 4.

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