George Henry Megrue

George MegrueOccupation: Scientific Instrument Executive (retired); Artist-Sculptor, Graphics, Photography (
Born: Jamaica, New York, March 23, 1936

PhD, Columbia University (1962)
MA, Columbia University (1960)
AB, Amherst College (1957)

Co-founder, Secretary, Foxglove School, Inc., New Canaan, CT (1975-Present)
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Megrue Microanalytical Systems Co., New Canaan, CT (1974-Present)
Research Fellow, Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, MA (1966-1973)
Research Scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA (1966-1973)
Research Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (1964-1966)
Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (1962-1964)

Co-President, New Canaan High School PTA (1984-1985); Trustee, New Canaan Historical Society, (1985); Saint Luke’s School, New Canaan (1979-1985); Co-Founder, New Canaan Teen Center Inc., (1985); Co-Founder, The Rotary Club of New Canaan Lobsterfest (1985); Member, Explorers Club (1974); Member, New York Academy of Sciences

Patentee, System and Technique for Gas Analysis (1971), U.S. Patent Office #3,564,901 Feb. 23; Laser Microprobe Analyses of Apollo 12, 14, and 15 lunar rock and soil samples to determine the distribution, origin, and mechanism of implantation of the helium, neon and argon isotopes (1969-1974); Scientific results published in Journal of Geophysical Research.; Age determination of the formation and thermal history of Achondrites and Pallasite Meteorites published in Journal of Geophysical Research (1965- 1969); Tectonic History of the Ethiopian Rift as deduced from Potassium – Argon Ages and Paleomagnetic Measurements (with E. Norton and D.W. Strangway) published in Journal of Geophysical Research (1972); Alteration of Sandstone Pipes (with P.F. Kerr), Published in The Geological Society of America, Inc. (1965, 1968), Laguna, NM; Distribution and Origin of Primordial Helium and Neon from the Fayetteville and Kapoeta Meteorites. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Meteoritic Research, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (1968)

Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); Recipient, Distinguished Humanitarian (2017); Recipient, Carole Eisner Award for Sculpture for “Sunrise,” 55th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Exhibition (2004); Grantee, Apollo Lunar Analysis Group, NASA (1969-1973); Honoree, Leader, Ethiopian Rift Valley Expedition, National Geographic Society (1969); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Local President, Rotary International (1985-1986); Founder, Austrian Summer Exchange, Rotary International (1983); Member, American Geophysical Union; Member, American Chemical Society; Member, Explorers Club; Member, Rotary International

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Son of Enoch Gest Megrue; Mildred Katherine (Marker) Baehr
Married: Suzanne Jacobsen (March 29, 1958)
Children: George Richard; Katherine Diane; Karen Lynn; Kevin Scott
14 Grandchildren
1 Great-Grandchild

Sculpture; Travel; Sports

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 1987-1988, 25th Edition (pub. 1987)

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