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You may be interested in learning more about Clarence King, founder of USGS. There is an interesting biography. He married a black woman and pretended to be a railroad porter--therefore providing an excuse to be away from home. He was prominent in government and had some very influential friends. His secret Life was revealed only by his death.

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