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Ramsay, Sir Andrew Crombie

Ramsay, Sir Andrew Crombie (1814-91), geologist, was born at Glasgow, and after leaving its university received an appointment on the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. He finally became director of it, besides holding other important positions. He was made professor of geology at University College in 1848, and at the Royal School of Mines in 1851. In 1881 he was knighted on retiring from his public appointments. He published many valuable scientific works, chief among them being his popular Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain (1853), which is much used by students.