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Gerrit Martin Wissink

Gerrit Martin Wissink, American college dean.

Background

  • Wissink, Gerrit Martin was born on May 4, 1903 in Alton, Iowa, United States. Son of Carl and Mina (Scholten) Wissink.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1925. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

    Career

    • State College, 1927-1929, Burlington (Iowa) Junior College, 1929-1930. Professor physics Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1934-1935. Chief physicist Consolidated Water Power & Paper Company, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 1944-1946.

      Member of faculty Mankato (Minnesota) College, 1935-1976, dean instruction, 1955-1959, professor physics, 1944-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1976, administrative dean, 1959-1967.

    Works

    • Co-author: Outlines in Physical Science, 1942.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member of faculty Mankato (Minnesota) College, 1935-1976, dean instruction, 1955-1959, professor physics, 1944-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1976, administrative dean, 1959-1967. Member coms. graduate program, science curriculum guide Minnesota Department Education. Member Minnesota Academy Science (vice president 1942, board directors 1940-1942), American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National, Minnesota education associations, Sigma Xi, Sigma Zeta (national president 1952), Phi Delta Kappa.

    Kiwanian (district lieutenant governor 1971-1972).

    Connections

    • Married Bess Molsberry, August 24, 1931. Children: Robert G., Mahlon K. Instructor.
    • father: Carl Wissink
    • mother: Mina (Scholten) Wissink
    • spouse: Bess Molsberry
    • children: Robert G. Wissink
    • Mahlon K. Instr Wissink
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    Born March 4, 1903
    Died March 27, 1976
    (aged 73)
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