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Charles Alexander Boyd

educator , scientist

Charles Alexander Boyd, American educator, scientist. Member; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Faraday Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Delta Kappa.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

Boyd, Charles Alexander was born on March 4, 1917 in Snohomish, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Charles Alexander and Hazel (Gainer) Boyd.

Education

Student Mount Vernon Junior College, 1935-1937. Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1939. Master of Science, Oregon State College, 1941.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1948.

Career

Research associate Allegheny Ballistic Laboratory, 1942-1945. Chemist Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-1947. Project associate University of Wisconsin, 1948-1950, assistant professor physical chemistry, 1950-1951.

Physical chemist Camp Detrich, 1951-1953. Science warfare adviser weapons systems evaluation group Department Defense, 1953-1956, assistant director research, 1956-1958, director research, director weapons systems evaluation div. Institute Defense Analyses, 1958-1962.

Chief scientist Aeroprojects, Inc., 1962-1965. Senior research associate Ordnance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1970. Teacher science department State College (Pennsylvania) Area High School, 1970-1974.

Director alternative program State College Area School District, 1974-1979.

Membership

Member; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Faraday Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Delta Kappa. Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Isabel Withycombe, June 20, 1942. Children: Susan, Charles, Elizabeth.

father:
Charles Alexander Boyd

mother:
Hazel (Gainer) Boyd

spouse:
Isabel Withycombe

children:
Susan Boyd

Charles Boyd

Elizabeth Boyd