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Dwight Weber
(1920-2009)

Dwight A. (or H.) Weber was born in Pennsylvania on May 13, 1920, the son of Susan I. _____ (1892-1979) and Arthur H. Weber (b.1893), a "physical director" at the YMCA in Phoenix, Arizona in 1928-1935. By 1935 Dwight's parents had divorced, and he and his mother were still living in Arizona where, in 1945, Dwight received his B.S. Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Perhaps it was in Tucson that Dwight developed his interest in mineral collecting.

By 1950 Dwight was living in California. He and his first wife Susanne lived in Pasadena in the 1950s, and with second wife Marga lived in Inglewood in 1964, while Dwight worked as a research engineer at Cal Tech. He began dealing in minerals at least as early as 1960, and from 1974 to 1996 (at age 76) he advertised in the Mineralogical Record as "Nature's Treasures," first in Hawthorne, California, then moving to Torrance in 1983; he was a charter subscriber to the magazine in 1970, and continued through 1993.

Dwight coauthored an article for the Mineralogical Record, on "Quenstedtite from California" (1975), and two articles in the Tsumeb Issue (May-June 1977). He was also occasionally a speaker at mineral gatherings such as the Pacific Northwest Friends of Mineralogy Symposium in 1977.

Dwight Weber died March 7, 2009, at the age of 88, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.



References:
Social Security Death Index.
Tucson Daily Citizen, March 12, 1945.
US Federal Census, 1930, 1940.
Phoenix City Directories.
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The Mineralogical Record - Dwight Weber
The Mineralogical Record - Dwight Weber label, 45 x 62 mm, from the Hawthorne address, 1974-1982 and perhaps earlier.
The Mineralogical Record - Dwight Weber Label, 40 x 62 mm, from the Torrance address, 1983-1996 or later.
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