Russell D. George (May 5, 1866 - January 2, 1955) was a geologist. Born in Claremont, Canada, George received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in Toronto in 1897 followed by a Master of Arts in 1898. He became a member of the field staff of the Ontario Bureau of Mines in 1898, and not long after arrived in the United States after accepting a position as a Fellow in geology and an instructor in mineralogy at the University of Chicago, which he held until 1901. He then received a position with the United States Geological Survey in 1899. While at the University of Chicago, he had the titles of Instructor of Geology in 1900 and Assistant Professor in 1901. He also taught geology over the summers at the University of Chicago from 1900 until 1902. In 1902 he was a Professor of Geology at the State University of Iowa. From 1903 until 1934, George held the position of Head of the Department of Geology at the University of Colorado and was an Emeritus Professor from 1934 until his death. Her served as Colorado State Geologist from 1907 until 1928. He received his Ph.D. in 1923. He married Marcia Chipman (1880 - 1951) on June 4,l 1908.