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Macelwane, James Bernard (28 September 1883–15 February 1956), geophysicist and Jesuit priest, was born near Port Clinton, Ohio, the son of Alexander Macelwane, a fisherman and farmer, and Catherine Agnes Carr. He obtained his early education on the benches of a rural schoolhouse, often interrupted by seasonal chores to assist the frugal fortunes of his family. In response to his desire to become a priest and missionary, his parents managed to enroll him at age eighteen in St. John’s College in Toledo. Two years later, in 1903, he entered the Society of Jesus, where he followed the usual course of studies in the humanities, science, and theology....