James Dwight Dana Photo

James Dwight Dana

Born: Feb 12, 1813

Death: Apr 14, 1895

Birthplace: Utica

Profession: Zoologist

Nationality: United States

James Dwight Dana

Date of Birth : Feb 12, 1813
Date of Death : Apr 14, 1895
Birth Place : Utica

James Dwight Dana was an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. He made pioneering studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure of continents and oceans around the world.


  • Zoologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Geologist
  • Volcanologist


  • Edward Salisbury Dana

Awards Won

  • Copley Medal
  • Clarke Medal
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