Robert Henry Dott, Jr. (June 2, 1929-February 27, 2018)

  • Marjorie A Chan University of Utah
  • Steven G Driese


The geologic community sadly lost one of the giants of sedimentology and the history of geology of the 20th century- a renowned teacher, scholar, author, mentor, and humanist. Robert (Bob) H. Dott, Jr. died February 27, 2018 in Madison, WI after battling lymphoma for 11 years. Bob was born on June 2, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, son of prominent petroleum geologist Robert H. Dott, Sr. after attending elementary through high school in Norman, OK, Bob graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in 1950 and an M.S. in 1951. He and his wife, Nancy (who died on January 13, 2018), were married on February 1, 1951. Bob completed a Ph.D. working under Professor Marshall Kay at Columbia University (1955), an early proponent of continental drift.

Dec 31, 2018
How to Cite
CHAN, Marjorie A; DRIESE, Steven G. Robert Henry Dott, Jr. (June 2, 1929-February 27, 2018). Journal of The Indian Association of Sedimentologists, [S.l.], v. 35, n. 2, p. 88 - 90, dec. 2018. ISSN 0970-3268. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 mar. 2019.