Jean Milton Berdan received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1949. In 1942 she joined the Water Resource Division of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), working in New York State. In 1949 she became a member of the Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch of the USGS where she spent the rest of her career, becoming a Scientist Emeritus in 1991. In the early 1960s she became a Research Associate of the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology. Her scientific research dealt with Ordovician, Silurian, and Devonian ostracodes and stratigraphy.
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