Frederick B. Plummer (1886-1947)

Frederick Plummer

Frederick Byron Plummer. Image from Ferguson, 1981, courtesy of BEG and AAPG.

B.S. Dartmouth College

Worked as a field geologist for Roxana Petroleum Company in Oklahoma and Texas.

Joined the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in 1928.

Began the Petroleum Engineering Department at UT.

NPL holds many of his fossil specimens from the Pennsylvanian and Tertiary periods of Texas.

The Fife locality is an outcrop of Late Pennsylvanian age. It is one of many localities represented in the Plummer collection.

Learn more about Plummer from Everette DeGolyer in AAPG Bulletin; September 1947; v. 31; no. 9; p. 1698-1700