Bruce C. HeezenBruce C. Heezen
- June 21
) was a geologist. He his most famous as being the leader of a team from Columbia University
which discovered the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
during the 1950s
He was bron in Vinton, Iowa, and in 1947 received his B.A. from the Iowa State University; in 1952 he received his M.A. from the Columbia University, and in 1957 his Ph.D.
The oceanographic ship U.S.N.S. Bruce C. Heezen was christened in honor of him in 1999.