AB, Johns Hopkins, 1922. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins, 1925.
Research associate, National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1925-1926;
chief low temperature lab, 1926-1946;
chief thermodynamics section, 1946-1952;
chief heat and power division, 1946-1956;
consultant to director, 1957-1962;
part-time professor physics, U. Maryland., 1942-1956;
dean College Chemistry and Physics, professor of chemistry and physics, Pennsylvania State University, 1956-1963;
Evan Pugh research professor physics, 1963-1968;
Evan Pugh research professor physics emeritus, since 1968. On leave of absence University of California Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, 1952-1953. Initiated NBS Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, headed group designed liquefaction plant, 1950-1953.
Consultant Los Alamos Science Laboratory, 1948-1972. Member National Research Council division mathematics and physical science, 1944-1947, member Executive Committee, 1945, member of commission on very low temperature physics Internal Union Pure and Applied Physics, 1948-1957. Member Commission 1 for cryophysics and cryoengring. in International Institute Refrigeration, 1957-1972, also vice president Commission 1, member United States national committee, 1957-1963.
Chairman of Commission on Physics Abstracts American Institute Physics, 1959-1967. Member of advisory commission on thermonetry International Committee Weights and Measures, since 1958, chairman 2 international working groups in thermonetry, 1962-1967, president advising committee, 1965-1968. Member National Research Council evaluation panel, heatdiv.
National Bureau Standards, 1974-1977.
American delegate International Union Pure and Applied Physics, Amsterdam, 1948, 10th International Congress on Refrigeration, Copenhagen, 1959, 11th Congress, Munich, 1963. Fellow American Physical Society (member council 1940-1943, treasurer division chemical physics 1952-1958, board editors for Physical Review 1952-1954), Acoustical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington Academy of Sciences (vice president 1939). Member American Chemical Society of America Association Physics Teachers, Philosophical Society Washington (president 1939), American Institute Physics (associate editor Journal Chemical Physics 1935-1937, Physics of Fluids 1960-1962), Sigma Xi (president District of Columbia professor chapter 1950-1951), Mason, Cosmos Club (Washington).
Married Marion Langhorne Howard, July 28, 1934. Children: Marion Virginia (deceased), Ruth Lance Cooper, Langhorne Virginia.