Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967

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Dates:
Birth 1892-06-04
Death 1967-11-30
English

Biographical notes:

Physicist and science administrator.

From the description of Alan Tower Waterman papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1940-1963). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980271

Biographical Note

  • 1892, June 4: Born, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  • 1913: A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1914: M.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1916: Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1916 - 1917 : Instructor of physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1917: Married Mary Mallon
  • 1917 - 1919 : Lieutenant, Meteorological Section, U.S. Army Signal Corps
  • 1919 - 1923 : Instructor of physics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1923 - 1930 : Assistant professor of physics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1931 - 1942 : Associate professor of physics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1933 - 1942 : Chief reader, College Entrance Examination Board
  • 1935 - 1942 : Member, editorial board, American Journal of Science
  • 1942 - 1943 : Vice chairman, Division D, National Defense Research Committee
  • 1943 - 1946 : Deputy chief (1943-1945) and chief (1945-1946), Office of Field Services, Office of Scientific Research and Development
  • 1946 - 1951 : Deputy chief and chief scientist, Office of Naval Research
  • 1948: Awarded Presidential Medal for Merit
  • 1951 - 1963 : Director, National Science Foundation
  • 1963: Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1963 - 1967 : Consultant, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1967, Nov. 31: Died, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the Alan Tower Waterman Papers, 1917-1967, (bulk 1940-1963), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Science--Societies, etc
  • International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958
  • Physics--Study and teaching
  • Research
  • Artificial satellites

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  • Administrators
  • Physicists

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