George Henry Megrue

Co-Founder | Secretary

George Henry Megrue, Co-Founder, Secretary, A Timeline of Professional Milestones

1936

Dr. Megrue is born in Jamaica, New York to Enoch Gest Megrue and Mildred Katherine Baehr.

1957

Dr. Megrue receives a Bachelor of Art from Amherst College.

1958

Dr. Megrue marries Suzanne Jacobsen.

1960

Dr. Megrue receives a Master of Art in geology from Columbia University.

1962

Dr. Megrue earns a PhD in geology from Columbia University and begins a post-doctoral appointment in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1964

Dr. Megrue becomes a junior scientist in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1966

Dr. Megrue becomes a research associate, working with Oliver A. Schaefer in the Geology Department of the State University of New York, where they built instrumentation for the NASA laboratory in Houston, Texas.

1967

Dr. Megrue becomes a scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and a Research Fellow of the Harvard College Observatory.

1968

Dr. Megrue develops and patents a laser microprobe mass spectrometry system and technique for analyzing small quantities of meteorites.

1968

Dr. Megrue serves as the principal investigator of the Ethiopian Rift Valley Expedition with the National Geographic Society, and as the principal investigator of the NASA Apollo 12, 14, and 15 returned lunar samples.

1975

Dr. Megrue incorporates Megrue Microanalytical Systems Co., a research and development company based upon the patented instrumentation he developed.

1975

Dr. Megrue takes up sculpture, which he later extends to graphics and photography.

1976

Dr. Megrue, along with his wife, incorporates the Foxglove School, Inc., where he served as secretary.

1980

Dr. Megrue establishes a student summer exchange program with Rotary International in Linz, Austria.

1985

Dr. Megrue serves as president of the New Canaan Rotary Club.

1986

Dr. Megrue co-founds the New Canaan Rotary annual lobster fest.

2004

Dr. Megrue receives the Carole Eisner Award for his sculpture, “Sunrise,” at the 55th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Exhibition.

2015

Dr. Megrue retires as a scientific instrument executive.

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