Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967Alternative names
Physicist and science administrator.
From the description of Alan Tower Waterman papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1940-1963). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980271
1892, June 4:
Born, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
M.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
1916- 1917: Instructor of physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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
Awarded Presidential Medal for Merit
1951- 1963: Director, National Science Foundation
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)
- Science--Societies, etc
- International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958
- Physics--Study and teaching
- Artificial satellites