Lehi Ferdinand Hintze joined the faculty of the Oregon State College Geology Department in 1949 as an Instructor. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1951, a position he held until his resignation in 1955 to become a faculty member at Brigham Young University. Hintze completed his undergraduate degree in geology at the University of Utah in 1941; he earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1951. Hintze's doctoral dissertation was on the geology of western Utah; after his return to Utah in 1955, he did extensive mapping, research, and writing on the geology of Utah and published more than 100 geologic quadrangle maps of Utah. Hintze retired from Brigham Young University in 1986.
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