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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. Biographical Memoirs: V.65. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4548.
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Biographical Memoirs

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. Biographical Memoirs: V.65. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4548.
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Biographical Memoirs

VOLUME 65

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C.
1994

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. Biographical Memoirs: V.65. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4548.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. Biographical Memoirs: V.65. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4548.
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CONTENTS

 

 

PREFACE

 

vii

 

 

WILDER DWIGHT BANCROFT
BY JOHN W. SERVOS

 

3

 

 

HARRISON BROWN
BY ROGER REVELLE

 

41

 

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON CORNER
BY ELIZABETH M. RAMSEY

 

57

 

 

GILBERT DALLDORF
BY FRED RAPP

 

95

 

 

FARRINGTON DANIELS
BY ROBERT A. ALBERTY

 

107

 

 

CHARLES STARK DRAPER
BY ROBERT A. DUFFY

 

123

 

 

LOUIS FREDERICK FIESER
BY MARSHALL GATES

 

161

 

 

KARL PAUL LINK
BY ROBERT H. BURRIS

 

177

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1994. Biographical Memoirs: V.65. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4548.
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DAVID P. C. LLOYD
BY HARRY D. PATTON

 

197

 

 

JOSEPH EDWARD MAYER
BY BRUNO H. ZIMM

 

211

 

 

MARSTON MORSE
BY EVERETT PITCHER

 

223

 

 

PHILIP MCCORD MORSE
BY HERMAN FESHBACH

 

243

 

 

ERNEST NAGEL
BY PATRICK SUPPES

 

257

 

 

ROBERT L. PIGFORD
BY RICHARD E. EMMERT, HAROLD S. KEMP, ARTHUR B. METZNER, AND CHARLES R. WILKE

 

275

 

 

HANS POPPER
BY RUDI SCHMID

 

291

 

 

CURT P. RICHTER
BY JAY SCHULKIN, PAUL ROZIN, AND ELIOT STELLAR

 

311

 

 

ALBERT JOYCE RIKER
BY LUIS SEQUEIRA

 

323

 

 

CHARLES ALLEN THOMAS
BY R. BYRON BIRD

 

339

 

 

CECIL JAMES WATSON
BY RUDI SCHMID

 

355

 

 

JOHN WARREN WILLIAMS
BY ROBERT L. BALDWIN AND JOHN D. FERRY

 

375

 

 

CUMULATIVE INDEX

 

391

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PREFACE

On March 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Act of Incorporation that brought the National Academy of Sciences into being. In accordance with that original charter, the Academy is a private, honorary organization of scientists, elected for outstanding contributions to knowledge, who can be called upon to advise the federal government. As an institution the Academy's goal is to work toward increasing scientific knowledge and to further the use of that knowledge for the general good.

The Biographical Memoirs, begun in 1877, are a series of volumes containing the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased members of the Academy. Colleagues familiar with the discipline and the subject's work prepare the essays. These volumes, then, contain a record of the life and work of our most distinguished leaders in the sciences, as witnessed and interpreted by their colleagues and peers. They form a biographical history of science in America-an important part of our nation's contribution to the intellectual heritage of the world.

PETER H. RAVEN

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Biographic Memoirs Volume 65 contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their published works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again.

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