In memoriam: Harry Parker, Harvard AM in Geology (1969)

March 18, 2021
Harry Parker

Harry McDougal Parker passed away on 19 December, 2019, as a result of complications arising from melanoma cancer. Harry is survived by his wife Susan Kemper Parker, daughter Meg, son Winthrop, and six grand-daughters.

Harry was born in New York on 7 February, 1946. He spent his youth in the outdoors while his father worked for the US National Park Service as a ranger and naturalist. Harry graduated from St Andrews High School, Middletown, Delaware in 1964. The school is best known for its portrayal in the film “Dead Poet’s Society”. His first degree was a B.Sc (honors) geology, from Stanford University, conferred in 1967. This was followed in 1969 by an AM in Geology, from Harvard. He then returned to Stanford in the early-1970s to obtain an MSc in statistics (1974), and a Ph.D. in geology (1975). His doctoral thesis was the second PhD awarded in geostatistics in the US.

The full obituary for Harry Parker can be found at Farewell to Harry M. Parker (1946–2019) | SpringerLink

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