Roger Revelle’s own investments, mainly in oil using his geology background, produce more income than his wife’s inheritance.

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San Diego characters in education and book publishing

John Theobald of SDSU, Roger Revelle of UCSD, book agent Sandra Dykstra, translator John Woods of Mission Hills, ex-spy D.G. Wills

What Greater Curse Than Life Without Verse Theobald opened a correspondence with Ezra Pound that lasted for years. Throughout this time, the poet was an inmate at St. Elizabeth’s mental hospital in Washington, D.C., having ...

Roger Revelle: friend, scientist, real estate tycoon

His career as wheeler and dealer

The Teamsters balked at a three-way swap for some Imperial Valley land that Revelle and his partners had arranged in order to avoid paying capital gains taxes. The fearless Revelle took the mob-ridden union to court.


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