Coleman R. Robison

Coleman R. Robison died on December 23, 2012. It was with great sadness that TSOP Council received the news of the death of one of our founding members, Coleman Robison. Cole was a supporter and energetic worker for TSOP and its scientific goals. In 1984, while working for Texaco (later Chevron), he was one of a small group in the Houston area who took the initiative to form TSOP which grew into an international society for those working in the field of organic petrology. Throughout its development, Cole continued to play key roles in the Society. He served as chair of various committees, was elected Councillor and finally served the Society as Vice-President and then President from 1998 to 2000.

He chaired one of our most challenging Annual Meetings that was scheduled for September 16th 2001 but unfortunately world events caused it to be delayed. Cole's important scientific contributions as well as his friendship will be a loss to the TSOP family. While we are truly saddened at this great loss, we celebrate Cole's great academic achievements that he so unselfishly shared with those with a common interest on this field.