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Alan Turner Wager

Alan Turner Wager, American physicist, educator.


  • Wager, Alan Turner was born on October 27, 1904 in Veteran, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin Marsh and Grace (Turner) Wager.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Hobart College, Geneva, New York, 1926. Master of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1948.


    • Master, Donaldson School Boys, Ilchester, Maryland., 1926-1930. Instructor physics Hobart College, 1930-1936. Part-time instructor mathematics and physical science Oak Park (Illinois) Junior College, 1937-1938, Central Young Men’s Christian Association College, Chicago, 1937-1938, Armour Institute Technology, 1938-1939, George Williams College, Chicago, 1938-1941.

      Assistant professor, then associate professor physics Birmingham-Southern College, 1942-1949. Professor physics Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1949, department chairman, 1957-1963. Research associate Oak Ridge National Laboratory, summer 1953, Argonne National Laboratory, summer 1956.

      Director Central Arizona Regional Science Fair, 1954-1955. Director In-Service Institute Secondary Teachers, National Science Foundation, 1958-1959, 62—, director Academy Year Institute Secondary Teachers, 1959-1960, 62—, Summ Institute Secondary Teachers, 1960, 63, director Undergrad. Research Participation Program, 1960, associate progarm director Academy Year Institutions, 1960-1961, consultant, since 1961.

      Consultant Science Services, Inc., 1962-1963.


    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (president Southwestern and Rocky Mountain div., 1960-1961). Member Arizona Academy Science (president 1956-1957, treasurer 1959-1963. Member), Arizona Science Teachers Association, American Institute Physics, American Physics Society, National Science Teachers’ Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Club: International Torch, Phoenix Executives.


    • Married Eula Snyder, August 15, 1940.
    • father: Benjamin Marsh Wager
    • mother: Grace (Turner) Wager
    • spouse: Eula Snyder
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    Born October 27, 1904
    Died March 7, 1966
    (aged 61)