Mrs. Applin is a dedicated scientist who has contributed greatly to our understanding of Gulf Coast geology. She pioneered in the field of applied micropaleontology, and is still pioneering in the subsurface geology of the lesser known areas of the Gulf Coast province. Her publications are many, and her conclusions have been tried and proved correct. The geological ages and regional correlations of many subsurface formations, which Gulf Coast geologists accept without question, were first established by this eminent paleontologist.
Mrs. Applin was born in Newark, Ohio, on November 14, 1895. She received AB and MA degrees from the University of California. She came to the Gulf Coast in 1919 and from then until 1927 was in charge of paleontological work for Rio Bravo Oil Company. It was during this period that she and two other lady geologists, Miss Ellisor and Miss Kniker, proved the value of Foraminifera in subsurface correlation. All Gulf Coast geologists, and especially the micropaleontologists, are greatly indebted to these ladies.
In 1923 Esther married geologist Paul Applin who had come to the Gulf Coast after studying at Dartmouth and Yale. They were blessed with two children who made outstanding records, proving that a career woman can also be a wonderful mother.
Mrs. Applin has studied the Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks and fossils of Mexico and the entire Gulf Coast of the United States, and she is an authority on the subsurface stratigraphy of the eastern Gulf Coast. She was a consulting paleontologist and geologist 1927-1942; assistant professor of geology at the University of Texas 1942-1945; and she has been geologist, Fuels Branch, United States Geological Survey, since 1944.
In addition to her professional duties Mrs. Applin has devoted much time to unselfishly helping many geologists better understand the correlations and depositional history of this important area. It is no exaggeration to state that Mrs. Applin, world renowned, has contributed through publication, teaching, lectures, and stimulating discussion more to the knowledge of Gulf Coast stratigraphy than any other person.
Mrs. Applin is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, a member of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, and a member of the Mississippi Geological Society. She has been a member of the Paleontological Society, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Houston Geological Society, and the Southeastern Geological Society.
E. H. RAINWATER
1924 Subsurface Geology of Idolo Island, Veracruz, Mexico Pan-American Geologist, vol. XLI, pp. 335-345
1925 Subsurface Stratigraphy of the Coastal Plain of Texas and Louisiana (with A. C. Ellisor and H. T. Kniker) Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., vol. 9, pp. 79-122, 3 pl., 1 fig.
1926 Texas Jackson Foraminifera (with J. A. Cushman) Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., vol. 10, pp. 154-189, 6 pl.
1929 The Claiborne Formation on the Coastal Domes (with L. L. Weinzierl)
Jour. Paleontology, vol. 3, pp. 384-410, 3 pl.
1933 A Microfossiliferous Upper Cretaceous Section from South Dakota (with J. A. Cushman)
Jour. Paleontology, vol. 7, pp. 215-220
1943 The Foraminifera of the Type Locality of the Yegua Formation in Texas (with J. A. Cushman)
Contr. Cushman Lab. Foram. Research, vol. 19, pt. 2, pp. 28-46, 2 pl.
1944 Regional Subsurface Stratigraphy and Structure of Florida and Southern Georgia (with P. L. Applin) Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., vol. 28, pp. 1673-1753, 5 pl., 38 figs.
1945 Diagnostic Foraminifera from Subsurface Formations in Florida (with Louise Jordan)
Jour. Paleontology, vol. 19, pp. 129-148, 4 pl., 2 figs. A New Psuedoclavulina from the Upper Cretaceous of Alabama (with J. A. Cushman)
Contr. Cushman Lab. Foram. Research, vol. 21, pt. 5, p. 74, 1 pl. in part
1946 Some Foraminifera of Woodbine Age from Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida (with J. A. Cushman) Contr. Cushman Lab. Foram. Research, vol. 22, pt. 3, pp. 71-76, 1 pl. in part
1947 Regional Subsurface Stratigraphy, Structure and Correlation of Middle and Early Upper Cretaceous Rocks
in Alabama, Georgia and North Florida (with P. L. Applin)
U. S. Geol. Survey Oil and Gas Invs. Prelim. chart 26, 3 sheets
Two New Species of Lower Cretaceous Foraminifera from Florida (with J. A. Cushman)
Contr. Cushman Lab. Foram. Research, vol. 23, pt. 2, pp. 29-30, 6 figs.
Some New Foraminifera from the American Cretaceous (with J. A. Cushman)
Contr. Cushman Lab. Foram. Research, vol. 23, pt. 3, pp. 53-55, 15 figs.
1950 Two New Lower Cretaceous Lituolid Foraminifera (with A. R. Loeblish, Jr. and Helen Tappan) Washington Acad. Sci. Jour., vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 75-79, 6 figs.
"Lockhartia" cushmani Applin and Jordan and Notes on Two Previously Described Foraminifera from Tertiary Rocks in Florida (with Louise Jordan)
Jour. Paleontology, vol. 24, pp. 474-478, 11 pl.
1952 Choffatella in the Gulf Coastal Regions of the United States and Description of Anchispirocyclina n. gen. (with Louise Jordan)
Contr. Cushman Lab. Foram. Research, vol. 3, pp. 1-5, 3 pl.
1953 Concerning the Microfauna from Penon Seep, Matanzas Province, Cuba (with P. L. Applin)
Jour. Paleontology, vol. 27, pp. 607-608, illus.
The Cored Section in George Vasen's Fee Well 1, Stone County, Mississippi (with P. L. Applin)
U. S. Geol. Survey, Circ. 298, 1 pl., 1 fig.
1955 A Biofacies of Woodbine Age in the Southeastern Gulf Coast
U. S. Geol. Survey, Prof. Paper 264-I, Shorter Contributions to General Geology
1958 Review of "Stratigraphy and Zonation of the Ocala Group" by Harbans S. Puri
Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., vol. 42, pp. 1995-1999