Today we celebrate the birthday of George H. Cook.
George Hammell Cook was born on this day in 1818 in Hanover, NJ, and died on September 22, 1889, in New Brunswick. Cook came to Rutgers College as a professor of chemistry and natural sciences in 1853 and would later become vice president. In 1864, he was appointed state geologist of New Jersey. His geological survey of New Jersey became the model for the U.S. Geological Survey.