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Kenneth Franklin Wertman

Kenneth Franklin Wertman, American educator.


  • Wertman, Kenneth Franklin was born on April 25, 1913 in Pittsburgh. Son of Thomas and Isabelle (Dunlap) Wertman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1938, Master of Science, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1946.


    • Engaged in virus and rickettsial disease research, diagnostic methods epidemic typhus, murine typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, fievre boutonneuse, 1941-1945. Research vitamin deficiency, susceptibility to infection U. Pittsburgh, 1946-1956, professor bacteriology, 1951-1956. Professor microbiology, head department U. Arizona, since 1956.


    • Author reports.


    Member Arizona Board Examiners Basic Sciences, since 1956. Member Tucson Committee Foreign Relations. Board of directors Arizona Heart Association.

    Served to captain, Sanitary Corps, Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Diplomate American Board of Microbiology. Charter fellow American Academy of Microbiology.

    Member American Society Microbiology, American Association Immunologists, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Electron Microscope Society American, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Ruth McMoil, July 3, 1938. Children: Kenith Louise, James Thomas, Kenneth Franklin.
    • father: Thomas Wertman
    • mother: Isabelle (Dunlap) Wertman
    • spouse: Ruth McMoil
    • children: Kenith Louise Wertman
    • James Thomas Wertman
    • Kenneth Franklin Wertman
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    Born April 25, 1913
    Died March 30, 1967
    (aged 53)