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Paul Lavern Copeland

Paul Lavern Copeland, American college professor. Fellow American Physical Society; member American Association Physics Teachers, Electron Microscope Society of America, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Copeland, Paul Lavern was born on April 13, 1905 in Holdredge, Nebraska, United States. Son of Charles Finney and Nettie (Knowlton) Copeland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honors, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1927. Master of Science, State University of Iowa, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931.

    Career

    • Instructor in physics, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1931-1934. Assistant professor physics, Montana State College, 1934-1937. Associate professor, Armour Institute, 1937-1942.

      Professor, Illinois Institute Technology, since 1942, chairman of department of physics since 1951.

    Works

    • Contributor technical papers to professional journals Research in electron physics.

    Politics

    The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

    Religion

    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

    Membership

    Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Association Physics Teachers, Electron Microscope Society of America, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Phelps, January 1, 1929. Children: John Stuart, William Charles.
    • father: Charles Finney Copeland
    • mother: Nettie (Knowlton) Copeland
    • spouse: Gertrude Phelps
    • children: John Stuart Copeland
    • William Charles Copeland
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    Died December 21, 1964
    (aged 59)
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