JACK E. HARRISON was a geologist and scientific administrator with the U.S. Geological Survey for more than 40 years. Harrison's studies of the Belt Supergroup in the northwest United States began in 1957 and continued into retirement. He was a
uthor and co-author of numerous publications, belonged to many local, national, and international societies, and served as a U.S. representative on the International Union of Geological Sciences Subcommission on Precambrian Stratigraphy. In 1979, he recei
ved the Interior Department's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Harrison was a founder of the Belt Association, an organization built around the study of belt rocks; that association dedicated its third decennial symposium to him in Whitefis
h, Mont., in 1993. An award of excellence in field work in the northern Rocky Mountains was presented posthumously by the Tobacco Root Geological Society. June 2, 1995, in Lakewood, Colo.
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