George Henry Megrue

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Title: Co-founder, Secretary
Company: Foxglove School, Inc.
Location: New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

George Henry Megrue, Co-founder and Secretary of Foxglove School, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Management.

Sculptor, educator, and scientist, Dr. Megrue co-founded the Foxglove School in 1975, after a long career in geology and materials sciences. He holds patents on a system and technique for analyzing small materials, including meteorites and small rocks from Apollo 13, using a laser to extract gases from samples. He was honored as a member of the Apollo Lunar Analysis Group of NASA from 1969 to 1973, and was previously a member of the Ethiopian Rift Valley Expedition of the National Geographic Society. After working in several national laboratories and founding Megrue Micoanalytical Systems Co. in 1974, he turned his attention to art, and won the 2004 Carole Eisner Award for his sculpture, “Sunrise,” at the 55th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Exhibition.

As a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Megrue has appeared in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. He was born in Jamaica, New York, and studied with Amherst College, followed by an MA and a PhD in geology from Columbia University. Dr. Megrue joined the Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1962 to 1964 as a research associate, becoming a research chemist until 1966. He worked with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge before founding his own firm.

Outside of his office, Dr. Megrue has given his time as a former local president of Rotary International, where he founded the Austrian Summer Exchange in 1983. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Chemical Society, and the Explorers Club. Dr. Megrue also co-founded the New Canaan Teen Center, Inc., and was made trustee of the New Canaan Historical Society in 1985. He was also a trustee of the St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, and remains a trustee of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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