RAND, William Whitehill

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RAND, William Bradford Whitehill (1902-1988), geological engineer, pioneer in sea exploration, and Santa Barbara resident from 1946-1970, who specialized in offshore exploration for oil and gas. Rand received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1933. In 1966 he became the first director of the Deep Sea Drilling Project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. He also invented, patented and operated several devices for taking oriented submarine cores.

» Rand, William The Geology of Santa Cruz Island, California, Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, University of California, 1933 (unpublished)

April 1931: “This paper presents briefly some of the results of a five-month’s geological examination of Santa Cruz Island, carried on during the summers of 1928, 1929, and 1930. It is a short preliminary statement which the writer expects to amplify later…” [Rand, W.W. Preliminary Report of the Geology of Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California in California Division of Mines and Geology State Mining Bureau Annual Report, v. XXVII, #2, 214-219, 1931]