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Robert Ruhe


Born:  1918
Chicago Heights, Illinois
Died:  1993
Education:  B.A. Carleton College
M.S. Iowa State University
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Honors:  Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Soil Science Society of America
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Xi

Robert Ruhe is well-known for his work (soil-geomorphology) in the Great Plains and for his work at the United States State Department in the Belgian Congo.  He also served in the USDA Soil Conservation Service and was a professor at Indiana University Water Resources Institute, Cornell University, and John Hopkins University. 

Works: Many important scientific journal articles and Quaternary Landscapes in Iowa  (1969)