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James Wallace Joyce

James Wallace Joyce, American engineer. Member International Association Terrestial Magnetism and Electricity (secretary 1948-1951), American Geophysical Union (president section terrestial magnetism and electricity, 1950-1953), Seismological Society American, Washington Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.; Club: Cosmos.

Background

  • Joyce, James Wallace was born on July 8, 1907 in Cranston, Rhode Island, United States. Son of James and Annie Josephine (Malkin) Joyce.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931.

    Career

    • 1 son, James Wallace. Applied geophysical prospecting United States Bureau Mines, 1931-1935. Observer-in-charge United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Tucson Magnetic Observatory, 1935-1937, head magnetic section, 1937-1941.

      Electrical engineer United States Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1941-1942. Engineer Bureau Areonautics (electronics) United States Navy Department, 1947-1951. Special assignments to Department State.

      Mutual defense assistance program, April-June 1949, international science policy survey group, 1949-1950. Deputy science adviser Department of State, 1952-1953. Assistant director electronics and guided missiles Office Secretary Defense, 1953-1955.

      Head Office for the International Geophysical Year, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1955-1958, head Office Special International Programs, 1958-1961. Special assistant to the director of foundation, 1961-1963. Officer in charge general science affairs Office International Science Affairs, Department State, 1963-1965, acting deputy director international science and technological affairs, 1965-1967, deputy director international science and technological affairs, 1967-1970.

      Entered active duty as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942. Discharged to inactive duty as commander, 1947.

    Works

    • Contributor articles geophysical prospecting (magnetic methods) in publications.

    Membership

    Member International Association Terrestial Magnetism and Electricity (secretary 1948-1951), American Geophysical Union (president section terrestial magnetism and electricity, 1950-1953), Seismological Society American, Washington Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Club: Cosmos.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Mae Clagett, June 25, 1932.
    • father: James Joyce
    • mother: Annie Josephine (Malkin) Joyce
    • spouse: Edith Mae Clagett
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    Died January 6, 1970
    (aged 62)
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