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physicist

Joseph Sweetman Ames, American physicist. Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics since 1917 (chairman 1927-1939).

Background

Ames, Joseph Sweetman was born on July 3, 1864 in Manchester, Vermont, United States. Son of Doctor George Lapham and Elizabeth (Bacon) Ames.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1886, fellow, 1887-1888, Doctor of Philosophy., 1890. Doctor of Laws, Washington College, 1907, University of Pennsylvania, 1933. Johns Hopkins, 1936.

Career

Assistant in physics, 1888-1891, associate, 1891-1893, associate professor, 1893-1899, professor physics, 1899-1926, director Physical Laboratory, 1901-1926, provost, 1926-1929, president, 1929-1935, president emeritus since 1935, Johns Hopkins University Honorary member Royal Institution Great Britain. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Academy Sciences, American Physical Society.

Membership

Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics since 1917 (chairman 1927-1939).

Connections

Spouse Mary Bovkin Williams Harrison, September 14! 1899.

father:
Doctor George Lapham Ames

mother:
Elizabeth (Bacon) Ames

spouse:
Mistress