Biographical / Historical
Glen F. Brown (1911-2001) was an accomplished American geologist best known for his survey and mapping of water resources in Saudi Arabia. Born in Grayville, Indiana, Brown earned a degree from the New Mexico School of Mines in 1935. Subsequently, he recived an M.A. in geology from Northwestern University in 1940 and a Ph.D. in geology from the same school in 1949.
Early in his career, Brown conducted some groundwater surveys in Mississippi and California. From 1938 to 1982, he worked for the United States Geological Survey. He served as a consultant to the USGS for a time therafter. Brown worked in Kuwait, the Philippines, South China, and Thailand. However, he worked most extensively in Saudi Arabia, where he made a large number of maps. Brown published over 100 articles about the Arabian Peninsula.
Glen F. Brown diedin 2001 at the age of 89.
[Source: "Glen F. Brown, 89, Geologist Who Mapped Saudi Arabian Lands" from the "Washington Post," 3/1/2001].