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Robert Bonner Witmer

Robert Bonner Witmer, American educator. Served with United States Army, 1918; Member American Association University professors, North Dakota Academy of Sciences, National Education Association, Sigma Xi, Sigma Tau, Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Nu.; Mason. Specialist in measurement of long Xrays by means of ruled grating.

Background

  • Witmer, Robert Bonner was born on January 30, 1900 in Bathgate, North Dakota, United States. Son of Samuel T. and Charlotte (Fizette) Witmer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of North Dakota, 1922, Master of Science, 1926. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Michigan, 1935. Student of University of Washington, summer 1930, Columbia, 1940.

    Career

    • Leith (Mistress Charles W. Meline). Graduate assistant University of North Dakota, 1922-1924, instructor physics, 1924-1927, assistant professor physics, 1927-1934, associate professor physics. 1934-1942, freshman adviser, 1936-1939, dean of freshmen, 1939-1942, professor physics from 1938, dean of junior division, 1946-1949, acting dean College of Science, Literature and Arts, and dean junior division, 1948-1949, dean College of Science, Literature and Arts, 1949-1965, dean emeritus, honorary University professor, 1965-1970, dean emeritus, honorary university professor emeritus, 1970-1972.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1918. Member American Association University professors, North Dakota Academy of Sciences, National Education Association, Sigma Xi, Sigma Tau, Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Nu. Mason. Specialist in measurement of long Xrays by means of ruled grating.

    Connections

    • Married Lillian Leith, August 15, 1927.
    • father: Samuel T. Witmer
    • mother: Charlotte (Fizette) Witmer
    • spouse: Lillian Leith
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    Died February 21, 1972
    (aged 72)
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