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Name: Joseph Russell Smith                                                           
Born: 1874 Lincoln, Virginia, USA.                                                   
Died: 1966                                                                           
Geographer, born near Lincoln, Virginia, USA. After earning his PhD in economics     
at the University of Pennsylvania, he stayed there to teach at the Wharton           
School (1903-1919). He then became chairman of the division of economic geography     
at Columbia University's Business School (1919-1944). A pioneer in the field of       
economic geography, he was a prolific writer whose works include Industrial and       
Commercial Geography (1913), The World's Food Resources (1919), North America (1925), 
and Tree Crops (1929).