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Arthur Lincoln Quirk

Arthur Lincoln Quirk, American educator, physicist. Member Narragansett (Rhode Island) Town Council, 1952-1954; Member Rhode Island Academy Science (president 1963-1968), American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, Sigma Xi (president Rhode Island chapter 1957-1958), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Nu. Prime responsibility design, construction and operation 2-megawatt Rhode Island research reactor, 1958-1963.

Background

  • Quirk, Arthur Lincoln was born on January 24, 1908 in Nasonville, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William Gerald and Alma Elizabeth (Jones) Quirk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Providence College, 1930. Master of Science, Catholic U. American, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934.

    Career

    • Instructor Providence College, 1934-1943. Chief engineer Harvey Radio laboratories, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1943-1947. Lecturer Brown U., 1947.

      Associate professor of University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1947-1951, professor physics, 1951-1975. Department chairman, 1955-1969. Conservation to director United States Naval Underwater Ordnance Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1960-1961.

      Chairman Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission, 1955-1979. Chairman of Commission radiological safety Rhode Island Council Defense, from 1957.

    Membership

    Member Narragansett (Rhode Island) Town Council, 1952-1954. Member Rhode Island Academy Science (president 1963-1968), American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, Sigma Xi (president Rhode Island chapter 1957-1958), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Nu. Prime responsibility design, construction and operation 2-megawatt Rhode Island research reactor, 1958-1963.

    Connections

    • Married Lucy I. Fogarty, November 27, 1935. Children: Arthur Lincoln, William G., Mary E. (Mistress.
    • father: William Gerald Quirk
    • mother: Alma Elizabeth (Jones) Quirk
    • spouse: Lucy I. Fogarty
    • children: Arthur Lincoln Quirk
    • William G. Quirk
    • Mary E. (Mrs Quirk
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    Born January 24, 1908
    Died January 3, 1979
    (aged 70)
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