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Charles Alexander Boyd

Charles Alexander Boyd, American educator, scientist. Member; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Faraday Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Delta Kappa.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

  • Boyd, Charles Alexander was born on March 4, 1917 in Snohomish, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Charles Alexander and Hazel (Gainer) Boyd.

  • Education

    • Student Mount Vernon Junior College, 1935-1937. Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1939. Master of Science, Oregon State College, 1941.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1948.

    Career

    • Research associate Allegheny Ballistic Laboratory, 1942-1945. Chemist Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-1947. Project associate University of Wisconsin, 1948-1950, assistant professor physical chemistry, 1950-1951.

      Physical chemist Camp Detrich, 1951-1953. Science warfare adviser weapons systems evaluation group Department Defense, 1953-1956, assistant director research, 1956-1958, director research, director weapons systems evaluation div. Institute Defense Analyses, 1958-1962.

      Chief scientist Aeroprojects, Inc., 1962-1965. Senior research associate Ordnance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1970. Teacher science department State College (Pennsylvania) Area High School, 1970-1974.

      Director alternative program State College Area School District, 1974-1979.

    Membership

    Member; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Faraday Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Delta Kappa. Club: Cosmos (Washington).

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    • Married Isabel Withycombe, June 20, 1942. Children: Susan, Charles, Elizabeth.
    • father: Charles Alexander Boyd
    • mother: Hazel (Gainer) Boyd
    • spouse: Isabel Withycombe
    • children: Susan Boyd
    • Charles Boyd
    • Elizabeth Boyd
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    Born March 4, 1917
    Died November 1, 1980
    (aged 63)
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