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Joseph Sweetman Ames

Joseph Sweetman Ames, American physicist. Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics since 1917 (chairman 1927-1939).

Background

  • Ames, Joseph Sweetman was born on July 3, 1864 in Manchester, Vermont, United States. Son of Doctor George Lapham and Elizabeth (Bacon) Ames.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1886, fellow, 1887-1888, Doctor of Philosophy., 1890. Doctor of Laws, Washington College, 1907, University of Pennsylvania, 1933. Johns Hopkins, 1936.

    Career

    • Assistant in physics, 1888-1891, associate, 1891-1893, associate professor, 1893-1899, professor physics, 1899-1926, director Physical Laboratory, 1901-1926, provost, 1926-1929, president, 1929-1935, president emeritus since 1935, Johns Hopkins University Honorary member Royal Institution Great Britain. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Academy Sciences, American Physical Society.

    Membership

    Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics since 1917 (chairman 1927-1939).

    Connections

    • Spouse Mary Bovkin Williams Harrison, September 14! 1899.
    • father: Doctor George Lapham Ames
    • mother: Elizabeth (Bacon) Ames
    • spouse: Mistress
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    Died June 24, 1943
    (aged 78)
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