BERRY, EDWARD WILBER ), American palaeontologist, was born in Newark, N.J., on Feb. so, 1875. He was educated privately and from 1897 until 1905 he conducted a newspaper in Passaic, N.J. In 1905 he studied at the Johns Hopkins university where in 1906 he was appointed assistant in palaeontology and in 1917 was made the first professor of palaeon tology in that institution. In 1910 he became geologist in the United States geological survey. He made geological history and the geological distribution of the angiosperms his chief fields of research in connection with which he conducted extensive investi gations in the Andean region.
Among his publications are Lower Cretaceous of Maryland (1911) ; Upper Cretaceous of Maryland (1916) ; Eocene Floras of Southeastern North America (1916) ; Tree Ancestors (Baltimore, 1923) ; The Middle and Upper Eocene Floras of Southeastern North America (Washington, 1924) ; A Late Tertiary Flora from Bahia, Brazil (with Arthur Hollick, Baltimore, 1924) ; The Flora of the Repley Formation (Washington, 1925) ; Contributions to the Geology and Palaeontology of South America (with Frank M. Swartz, Baltimore, 1925) and Fossil Leaves from Beaver County (Norman, Okla., 1926).