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James Wallace Joyce, American engineer. Member International Association Terrestial Magnetism and Electricity (secretary 1948-1951), American Geophysical Union (president section terrestial magnetism and electricity, 1950-1953), Seismological Society American, Washington Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.; Club: Cosmos.

Background

Joyce, James Wallace was born on July 8, 1907 in Cranston, Rhode Island, United States. Son of James and Annie Josephine (Malkin) Joyce.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931.

Career

1 son, James Wallace. Applied geophysical prospecting United States Bureau Mines, 1931-1935. Observer-in-charge United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Tucson Magnetic Observatory, 1935-1937, head magnetic section, 1937-1941.

Electrical engineer United States Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1941-1942. Engineer Bureau Areonautics (electronics) United States Navy Department, 1947-1951. Special assignments to Department State.

Mutual defense assistance program, April-June 1949, international science policy survey group, 1949-1950. Deputy science adviser Department of State, 1952-1953. Assistant director electronics and guided missiles Office Secretary Defense, 1953-1955.

Head Office for the International Geophysical Year, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1955-1958, head Office Special International Programs, 1958-1961. Special assistant to the director of foundation, 1961-1963. Officer in charge general science affairs Office International Science Affairs, Department State, 1963-1965, acting deputy director international science and technological affairs, 1965-1967, deputy director international science and technological affairs, 1967-1970.

Entered active duty as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942. Discharged to inactive duty as commander, 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles geophysical prospecting (magnetic methods) in publications.

Membership

Member International Association Terrestial Magnetism and Electricity (secretary 1948-1951), American Geophysical Union (president section terrestial magnetism and electricity, 1950-1953), Seismological Society American, Washington Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Club: Cosmos.

Connections

Married Edith Mae Clagett, June 25, 1932.

father:
James Joyce

mother:
Annie Josephine (Malkin) Joyce

spouse:
Edith Mae Clagett