Congressional Science Fellowship
Hall of Fame
Murray W. Hitzman
As a Congressional Science Fellow, Hitzman worked on issues spanning environment, natural resources law, education, scientific research, and the economic impact of these intertwining areas. Viewing the environment as a broad issue that touches most current legislation, Hitzman applied his international scientific and business experience to "the complicated social issues of science and technology that confront our citizens and government."
Hitzman received his Ph.D. in geology in 1983 from Stanford University. His principal research interests and training are in the fields of structural geology, .carbonate sedimentology, economic geology, and geochemistry. For the past ten years Hitzman has worked for Chevron companies worldwide. Recently, he was largely responsible for the discovery of the Lisheen deposit in 1990, one of the largest zinc deposits in Europe, and as general manager of Chevron Mineral Corporation of Ireland, he served as corporate and community liaison involving feasibility and environmental impact studies, emphasizing engineering, economics, and environmental excellence. Hitzman received a B.A. in anthropology and a B.A. in geology from Dartmouth College in 1976, and a masters in geology in 1978 from the University of Washington.