Osborn, Henry Fairfield


American geologist and paleontologist, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (1857-1935). In 1900, Osborne joined the US Geological Survey, and became the senior paleontologist in 1925. He participated in fossil-hunting expeditions to the American Southwest, and described and named several species, including Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1905 and Velociraptor in 1924. In 1918, he founded the Save the Redwoods League.

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