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Jones, Marcus Eugene 1852- Scientist; born in Jefferson, O., April 25, 1852; graduated at Iowa College, in 1875; instructor there in 1876-77; Professor of Natural Science in Colorado College in 1879-80; the same in Salt Lake City in 1880-81. He was appointed a special expert in the United States Treasury Department in 1889, and was geologist for the Rio Grande Valley Railroad in 1890-93. Subsequently he established himself as an expert in botany, geology, and mining. He is author of Excursion Botanique; Salt Lake City; Ferns of the West; Some phases of mining in Utah; Botany of the Great plateau; and Geology of Utah.