George William Featherstonhaugh (1780 - 1866)
George William Featherstonhaugh ("FAN-shaw") FRS (London, 9 April 1780 – Le Havre, 28 September 1866) was a British-American geologist and geographer. He was one of the proposers of the Albany and Schenectady Railroad and was the first geologist to the U.S. government. He surveyed portions of the Louisiana Purchase for the US Government.
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