Francis Aristide Benedetto, American physicist, educator. Recipient special citation and award outstanding record training young scientists, Research Corporation, 1957. Member American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, American Geophysical Union, Louisiana Academy Science, New Orleans Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Blue Key. Special research cosmic rays.
Bachelor of Arts, St. Saint Louis University, 1936. Master of Science, Fordham University, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1946. Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Loyola University, New Orleans, 1978.
Joined Society of Jesus, 1931, ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1944. Member of faculty Loyola University, New Orleans, from 1947, professor physics, from 1957, department chairman physics and mathematics, 1955-1957, department chairman physics, 1957-1967, chairman research grants committee, 1958-1963, chairman science facilities committee, 1961-1965, executive assistant to president, from 1966, director creative improvement, from 1978, also member, secretary board directors, from 1965. Vice president communications WWL-AM-FM-television, 1966-1978.
- Chief radiological section New Orleans Civil Defense, 1951-1957, deputy chief, from 1957. Regional counselor in physics for Louisiana, American Institute Physics-American Association Physics Teachers, 1961-1963, 65-70. Trustee Spring Hill College, from 1973.
Born March 30, 1914