Hatten Yoder

Picture of Hatten Yoder

Date of Birth: 03/20/1921

Age: 82

Place of birth: Klivland

Citizenship: United States


Born March 20, 1921 in Klivlande, Ohio (USA). Died August 2, 2003 in the Washington suburb of Bethesda Hospital (USA). Famous American petrology. Trainee Bowen, doing experimental petrology. He headed the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.


Hatten Yoder was born and raised in Klivlande (Ohio). After graduating from high school in Ohio, Yoder received his BA from the University of Chicago (1940), a master`s degree at the University of Minnesota (1941) and in 1948 he defended his Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the Second World War, Yoder worked as a meteorologist in the Pacific, and Europe. From 1942 to 1958 he was a lieutenant of the reserve naval forces of the United States. In the years 1948-1971 he worked as a petrologist experimenter in the Carnegie Institute, in 1971-1986 was the director, and in 1986-2003 served as honorary director of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. As a visiting professor he worked at Caltech Yoder (1958), University of Texas (1964), and the University of Cape Town (1967).

He married Mary Elizabeth Braff (Elizabeth Marie Bruffey) August 1, 1959. The family lived in the Washington suburb of Bethesda (Bethesda). Two children - Hatten Yoder III (Hatten S. Yoder III) and Karen Wallace (Karen M. Wallace). His wife died in 2001 ferale and son in November 1998.

In honor of Hutt named Yoder Yoder mineral.

Major works

Yoder, HS, Jr., Generationof Basaltic Magma, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 1976.

Yoder, HS, Jr. and CE Tilley, Origin of basalt magmas: an experimental study of natural and synthetic rock systems, Journal of Petrology, 3, 342 - 532 1962.

Yoder, Hatten S., Jr., Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Volume III, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004.

Yoder, HS, Jr., Timetable of petrology, Journal of Geological Education, 41, 447-489, 1993