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Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Biographical Memoirs: V.72. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5859.
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Biographical Memories

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Biographical Memoirs: V.72. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5859.
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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Biographical Memoirs

VOLUME 72

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C.
1997

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Biographical Memoirs: V.72. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5859.
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The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by Act of Congress as a private, nonprofit, self-governing membership corporation for the furtherance of science and technology, required to advise the federal government upon request within its fields of competence. Under its corporate charter the Academy established the National Research Council in 1916, the National Academy of Engineering in 1964, and the Institute of Medicine in 1970.

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Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Biographical Memoirs: V.72. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5859.
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CONTENTS

 

 

PREFACE

 

vii

 

 

BY HERBERT L. ANDERSON
HAROLD M. AGNEW

 

3

 

 

ARCHIBALD PHILIP BARD
BY TIMOTHY S. HARRISON

 

15

 

 

SUBRAHMANYAN CHANDRASEKHAR
BY EUGENE N. PARKER

 

29

 

 

ROBERT BRAINARD COREY
BY RICHARD E. MARSH

 

51

 

 

ALBERT DORFMAN
NANCY B. SCHWARTZ
LENNART RODÉN

 

71

 

 

LEE ALVIN DUBRIDGE
BY JESSE L. GREENSTEIN

 

89

 

 

LEO GOLDBERG
BY LAWRENCE H. ALLER

 

115

 

 

LOUIS PLACK HAMMETT
BY F. H. WESTHEIMER

 

137

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Biographical Memoirs: V.72. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5859.
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EMIL WALTER HAURY
BY RAYMOND HARRIS THOMPSON, CALEB VANCE HAYNES, JR., AND JAMES JEFFERSON REID

 

151

 

 

RAYMOND GEORGE HERB
BY HENRY H. BARSCHALL

 

177

 

 

JAMES GORDON HORSFALL
BY PAUL E. WAGGONER

 

193

 

 

EMIL THOMAS KAISER
BY F. H. WESTHEIMER

 

219

 

 

DONALD WILLIAM KERST
BY ANDREW M. SESSLER AND KEITH R. SYMON

 

235

 

 

PAUL JACKSON KRAMER
BY JOHN S. BOYER AND AUBREY W. NAYLOR

 

247

 

 

MILTON. STANLEY LIVINGSTON
BY ERNEST D. COURANT

 

265

 

 

WILLIAM WILSON MORGAN
BY DONALD E. OSTERBROCK

 

289

 

 

MARCUS MORTON RHOADES
BY WAYNE R. CARLSON AND JAMES A. BIRCHLER

 

315

 

 

HENRY STOMMEL
BY CARL WUNSCH

 

331

 

 

JOSEPH E. VARNER
BY MAARTEN J. CHRISPEELS

 

353

 

 

PAUL ALFRED WEISS
BY JANE OVERTON

 

373

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." National Academy of Sciences. 1997. Biographical Memoirs: V.72. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5859.
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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

Home Secretary

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Biographic Memoirs Volume 72 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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