Dr. John Knauss

Inducted: 1983
Born: 1925
Died: 2015

Dr. John Knauss, 1925-2015, was among the world’s foremost oceanographers. He served as Dean of the University of Rhode Island’s famed Graduate School of Oceanography and Vice President for Marine Affairs. A key participant in the creation of the United States highly successful Sea Grant Program, this Saunderstown, RI, resident served as Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, and had developed one of the strongest marine programs in the world here in Rhode Island.

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