The Board of Directors has named SSA's highest honor, the Medal, after the father of elastic rebound theory, Harry Fielding Reid (1859-1944). Reid received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1894. His early work centered on glaciers, but from 1906 onward he concentrated on seismology. Reid was president of SSA in 1912 and 1913, chairman of the American Geophysical Union from 1924-1926, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His most lasting work was The Mechanics of the Earthquake, Volume II of the Lawson report on the 1906 earthquake, in which he made a fundamental contribution...

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