Richard E. Grant (1927-1994) worked in the fields of geology and paleontology, with a research interest in brachiopods and stratigraphy of the Permian period. He spent the majority of his career with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Department of Paleobiology at National Museum of Natural History. In 1968, he traveled to Greece to study the geology of Hydra [Ídhra]. The quote below was written as an added note below the original 24 August 1968 entry.
Added: This is the day we read in paper of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, in Prague when the Int. Geol. Congress was meeting. Later heard some wild tales of members fleeing. Glad I decided to come here instead.
Richard E. Grant [left] and G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper [right], paleobiologists at the National Museum of Natural History, stopped by the Big Bend Cafe, Marathon, Texas, while on their search for the Permian brachiopods of the Glass Mountains in Texas. Photograph included in the transcript of G. Arthur Cooper Interview by Pamela M. Henson, January 26, 1984, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image number 85-16955.
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