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George Kimball Burgess

George K. BURGESS, Director, United States Bureau of Standards. Member of National Academy, of Science; American Physicist Society; Washington Academy Science (past president); American Institute Mining and Mechanical Engineers Club: Cosmos (past president). Federal.

Background

  • Burgess, George Kimball was born on January 4, 1874 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles A. and Addle L. (Kimball) Burgess.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1896. Doctor of Science, Paris, 1901. Honorary D. Engineer, Case School Applied Science, 1923, Lehigh University, 1925.

    Career

    • Taught physics at Massachusetts Institute Technology, University of Michigan, 1900-1901, and University of California. Associate physicist, National bureau of Standards, Washington, District of Columbia, 1903-1913. Physicist and chief of division of metallurgy, same, 1913-1923.

      Director Bureau of Standards and member various coms. connected with it. Engaged in pyrometric and metallurgical researches. United States delegate 7th International Conference on Weights and Measures, Paris, 1927.

      United States delegate World Engineering Congress, Tokyo, 1929. President Annual Conference on Weights and Measures.

    Membership

    Member of National Academy, of Science. American Physicist Society. Washington Academy Science (past president).

    American Institute Mining and Mechanical Engineers Club: Cosmos (past president).
    • Member of National. Academy, of Science. American Physicist Society. Washington Academy Science (past president). American Institute Mining and Mechanical Engineers Club: Cosmos (past president).

    Connections

    • Spouse Suzanne Babut, January 5, 1901, Newton, Massachusetts.
    • father: Charles A. Burgess
    • mother: Addle L. (Kimball) Burgess
    • spouse: Suzanne Babut
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    Died July 2, 1932
    (aged 58)
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