Sam L. VanLandingham
1205 West Washington Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
Sam L. VanLandingham is a retired
biostratigrapher, diatomist, professor, and consulting
environmentalist/geologist. His many interests resulted in degrees in geology
and botany. He holds a B.S. from Texas Technological University, A.B. and M.A.
degrees from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. from the University of
Louisville, Kentucky. A prolific writer, he has over 100 publications in print,
including his eight-volume Catalogue of the Fossil and Recent Genera and
Species of Diatoms. Sam became interested in the Valsequillo project in 1999
and later corresponded with Repenning, whom he once met briefly for conversation
and Mexican food while on a visit to Denver.