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Kenneth Neil Ogle


Kenneth Neil Ogle, American educator. Recipient Tillyer medal Optical Society American, 1967; Beverly Myers Nelson Achievement award American Board Opticianry, 1957.


Ogle, Kenneth Neil was born on November 27, 1902 in Lake City, Colorado, United States. Son of Wesley Harlan and Luella (Moore) Ogle.


Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College, 1925. A.M., Dartmouth, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930. Doctor Medicine honoris causa, U. Uppsala, 1962.

Doctor of Science honoris causa, Colorado College, 1963.


Teaching fellow University of Minnesota, 1927-1928. Research fellow physiological optics Dartmouth, 1930-1934. Assistant professor physiological optics Dartmouth Eye Institute, 1934-1946, professor, 1946-1947.

Staff section biophysics Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1947-1968, research consultant section ophthalmology, 1947-1968, chairman of the section biophysics, 1958-1968. Professor physiological optics Mayo Graduate School Medicine University of Minnesota, 1952-1968. Professor ophthalmology University of Minnesota Medical School, 1968.

Director initial phase survey United States eye care needs National Institute Neurological Diseases and Blindness-Medical School University of Minnesota, 1968.


  • Author: Researches in Binocular Vision, 1950. Optics-An Introduction for Ophthalmologists, 1961. Oculomoter Imbalance in Binocular Vision and Fixation Disparity, 1967.

    Associate editor: Investigative Ophthalmology. Honorary editor: Vision Research. Rochester Minnesota.


Member of America committee optics and visual physiology American Medical Association. Member Armed Forces National Research Council vision committee. Member education advising committee Ednl.

Foundation in Ophthalmic Optics, American Board Opticianry. Member optical aids advising committee American Foundation for Blind. Member of board of directors Rochester Art Center.

Member Biophysics Society, Psychonomic Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, National Society Prevention Blindness (member committee basic and clinical research), International Academy of Opticianry (member of council), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for History Medicine, Optical Society American (associate editor journal). American Minnesota psychological associations, American Physiological Society, Association for Research Ophthalmology (Proctor medal 1962), Minnesota Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Gamma Alpha.


Married Elizabeth Bartlett, September 18, 1934. Children: Betsy (Mistress.

Wesley Harlan Ogle

Luella (Moore) Ogle

Elizabeth Bartlett

Betsy (Mrs Ogle