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Arthur Lincoln Quirk

educator , physicist.

Arthur Lincoln Quirk, American educator, physicist. Member Narragansett (Rhode Island) Town Council, 1952-1954; Member Rhode Island Academy Science (president 1963-1968), American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, Sigma Xi (president Rhode Island chapter 1957-1958), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Nu. Prime responsibility design, construction and operation 2-megawatt Rhode Island research reactor, 1958-1963.

Background

Quirk, Arthur Lincoln was born on January 24, 1908 in Nasonville, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William Gerald and Alma Elizabeth (Jones) Quirk.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Providence College, 1930. Master of Science, Catholic U. American, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934.

Career

Instructor Providence College, 1934-1943. Chief engineer Harvey Radio laboratories, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1943-1947. Lecturer Brown U., 1947.

Associate professor of University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1947-1951, professor physics, 1951-1975. Department chairman, 1955-1969. Conservation to director United States Naval Underwater Ordnance Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1960-1961.

Chairman Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission, 1955-1979. Chairman of Commission radiological safety Rhode Island Council Defense, from 1957.

Membership

Member Narragansett (Rhode Island) Town Council, 1952-1954. Member Rhode Island Academy Science (president 1963-1968), American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, Sigma Xi (president Rhode Island chapter 1957-1958), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Nu. Prime responsibility design, construction and operation 2-megawatt Rhode Island research reactor, 1958-1963.

Connections

Married Lucy I. Fogarty, November 27, 1935. Children: Arthur Lincoln, William G., Mary E. (Mistress.

father:
William Gerald Quirk

mother:
Alma Elizabeth (Jones) Quirk

spouse:
Lucy I. Fogarty

children:
Arthur Lincoln Quirk

William G. Quirk

Mary E. (Mrs Quirk