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Wilson Marcy Powell

educator

Wilson Marcy Powell, American educator. Member Swarthmore eclipse expedition, Mexico, 1923, Sumatra, 1925; Fellow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1937; Fellow American Physical Society, New York Academy Science.

Background

Powell, Wilson Marcy was born on July 18, 1903 in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. Son of Wilson Marcy and Elsie (Knapp) Powell.

Education

Graduated from St. George’s School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1922. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

Career

1 daughter, Claire (Mistress William N. Bove). Assistant in physics Harvard, 1929-1930, 34-35. Instructor Connecticut College, 1935-1937.

Assistant professor Kenyon College, 1937-1946. Research associate Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 1942-1946, associate professor physics, 1946-1952, professor, 1952-1971, emeritus, 1971-1974.

Membership

Member Swarthmore eclipse expedition, Mexico, 1923, Sumatra, 1925. Fellow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1937. Fellow American Physical Society, New York Academy Science.

Connections

Married Fredrika Richardson, October 25, 1930.; married second, Dorothy Gardner Powell, June 29, 1956. Children: Wilson Marcy, David Richardson, Fredrika (Mistress.

father:
Wilson Marcy Powell

mother:
Elsie (Knapp) Powell

spouses:
Fredrika Richardson

Dorothy Gardner Powell

children:
Wilson Marcy Powell

David Richardson Powell

Fredrika (Mrs Powell