Keith Young (1918-2004)

Keith Young

Keith Preston Young. Image by David Stephens, UTDGS.

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Joined the Department of Geological Sciences (UTDGS) in 1948 as a Cretaceous stratigrapher.

Responsible for the cataloguing of both the W.S. Adkins and the UT collections. Instrumental in the transfer of both collections to the Texas Memorial Museum (TMM).

His collection includes outstanding examples of Cretaceous rudists and ammonites from Texas and Mexico.

Described many type specimens from the Trans Pecos of Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Learn more about Young and read Kennedy, Cretaceous Research,#25(3), p.347-348.