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Wilson Marcy Powell

Wilson Marcy Powell, American educator. Member Swarthmore eclipse expedition, Mexico, 1923, Sumatra, 1925; Fellow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1937; Fellow American Physical Society, New York Academy Science.

Background

  • Powell, Wilson Marcy was born on July 18, 1903 in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. Son of Wilson Marcy and Elsie (Knapp) Powell.

  • Education

    • Graduated from St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1922. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Claire (Mistress William N. Bove). Assistant in physics Harvard, 1929-1930, 34-35. Instructor Connecticut College, 1935-1937.

      Assistant professor Kenyon College, 1937-1946. Research associate Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 1942-1946, associate professor physics, 1946-1952, professor, 1952-1971, emeritus, 1971-1974.

    Membership

    Member Swarthmore eclipse expedition, Mexico, 1923, Sumatra, 1925. Fellow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1937. Fellow American Physical Society, New York Academy Science.

    Connections

    • Married Fredrika Richardson, October 25, 1930.; married second, Dorothy Gardner Powell, June 29, 1956. Children: Wilson Marcy, David Richardson, Fredrika (Mistress.
    • father: Wilson Marcy Powell
    • mother: Elsie (Knapp) Powell
    • spouses: Fredrika Richardson
    • Dorothy Gardner Powell
    • children: Wilson Marcy Powell
    • David Richardson Powell
    • Fredrika (Mrs Powell
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    Died March 2, 1974
    (aged 70)
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