Elizabeth J. Pretzer, class of 1944

Elizabeth J. Pretzer was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 10, 1922. Her family was highly educated, with both her mother and father possessing graduate degrees. Pretzer’s family moved to Providence, Rhode Island where she attended Hope High School, and later, Pembroke College. She majored in Geology and minored in Social Work, graduating a year early due to Pembroke’s accelerated wartime curriculum. Pretzer earned her Master’s in Geology from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from University of Illinois. She and her husband, Raymond Wallace Rall, raised three children and co-published geological studies of the Midland Texas Basin.

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  • Elizabeth Pretzer Rall in 2013
  • Elizabeth Pretzer Rall in 2013