The Michigan Alumnus 94
The desire to travel was the chief reason prompting PROFESSOR EDWIN N. GODDARD, '27, M.S.'28, Ph.D.'36, to study geology and he certainly has done that. Some twenty years ago he went to Europe where he visited mineral de posits and studied the geology in the Alps and other areas. Then, more recently, he spent a winter in Haiti, where he studied manganese deposits, going from there to Alaska to study iron deposits.
Before joining the University faculty he had been in various parts of the United States studying ore deposits in mining areas. Professor Goddard was born in Oshkosh, Wis consin, and graduated from high school at Madison, Wisconsin, before entering the University of Michigan, where he went out for freshmen football, the Glee Club, and was also a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Gamma Epsilon, national honorary geological fraternity.
He first became associated with the University staff in 1928, but was with the United States Geological Survey from 1930 until rejoining the University faculty in September 1949. His work with the Survey was chiefly in the Metals Section, now the Mineral Deposits Branch. Later as Geologic Map Edi tor, Professor Goddard edited all the Survey's geologic maps.
He began as a junior geologist back in 1930, and just before coming to Michigan he was Principal Geologist and Geologic Map Editor. He is the author of several publications on mining districts in the Western States, and is co-author of a U. S. Geological Survey professional paper, "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Front Range, Colorado," which is now in proof.
Professor Goddard is a member of Sigma Xi, Geologic Society of America, Mineralogical Society of America, Society of Economic Geolo gists, American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of Wash ington.
He is married to the former Virginia Hobbs, '26, and they have three daughters, Patricia, Judy and Barbara. The Professor is an ardent sports enthusiast and he enjoys gar dening as a hobby.