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Wallace Waterfall

Wallace Waterfall, acoustical engineer. Recipient 1st gold medal Acoustical Society American, 1954. Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi; member Tau Beta Pi.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

  • Waterfall, Wallace was born on May 27, 1900 in Columbia City, Indiana, United States. Son of William H. and Zadie (Wallace) Waterfall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1923, Engineering Physicist, 1931.

    Career

    • 1 son, Wallace Knapp. Acoustical engineer, director research Celotex Corporation, 1925-1942. With div. of war research Columbia, 1943-1947.

      Director research Celotex Corporation 1947-1949. Secretary Acoustical Society American, 1929-1969, treasurer, from 1969. Executive secretary Acoustical Materials Association, 1949-1968.

      Secretary governing board American Institute Physics, 1946-1949, executive secretary, 1949-1958, secretary, treasurer, 1958-1964, secretary, deputy director, 1964-1967, secretary, from 1967.

    Membership

    Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi. Member Tau Beta Pi.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Fern Riley, December 24, 1923.
    • father: William H. Waterfall
    • mother: Zadie (Wallace) Waterfall
    • spouse: Fern Riley
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    Died August 21, 1974
    (aged 74)
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