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Isabel Hanson Tipton

Isabel Hanson Tipton, American educator, physicist. Recipient Alumni Outstanding Teacher award University Tennessee, 1966. Member Optical Society American, American Association Physics Teachers, Health Physics Society, Society Applied Spectroscopy (treasurer 1962-1964), Tennessee Academy Science (president 1957), Eastern Bird-Banding Association (councillor 1979-1981), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Museum.

Background

  • Tipton, Isabel Hanson was born on June 17, 1909 in Monroe, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Wesley Turnell and Ruth (Gardner) Hanson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Georgia, 1929, Master of Science, 1930. Doctor of Philosophy., Duke U., 1934.

    Career

    • Tutor mathematics Ohio State University, 1935-1937. Spectroscopist Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1942. Instructor physics U. Alabama, 1943-1944.

      Instructor physics U. Tennessee, 1948-1949, assistant professor, 1949-1954, associate professor, 1954-1964, professor, 1964-1972, emeritus professor, 1972-1980. Consultant Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1949-1972. Chairman, Board Of Directors Stewart laboratories, Inc., 1968-1972.

      Trustee Webb School, Knoxville, 1963-1969, 70-72.

    Membership

    Member Optical Society American, American Association Physics Teachers, Health Physics Society, Society Applied Spectroscopy (treasurer 1962-1964), Tennessee Academy Science (president 1957), Eastern Bird-Banding Association (councillor 1979-1981), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Museum.

    Connections

    • Married Samuel Ridley Tipton, December 18, 1934. Children: Jennifer, Samuel Ridley, Hiram Gardner, Joseph Mangham.
    • father: Wesley Turnell Hanson
    • mother: Ruth (Gardner) Hanson
    • spouse: Samuel Ridley Tipton
    • children: Jennifer Tipton
    • Samuel Ridley Tipton
    • Hiram Gardner Tipton
    • Joseph Mangham Tipton
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    Born June 17, 1909
    Died April 21, 1980
    (aged 70)
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