Tuesday, October 09, 2012

William "Bill" Hambleton, 1921-2012, former State Geologist of Kansas

William “Bill” Hambleton passed away on Oct. 4 in Lawrence, Kansas.  He was 91.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.  Bill was state geologist of Kansas and director of the Kansas Geological Survey from 1970 to 1986.  He was an important influence on many of the staff at today’s Kansas Geological Survey, and contributed greatly to the Survey, the University of Kansas, and the state of Kansas.  His obituary is on-line at

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