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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1998. Biographical Memoirs: V.74. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6201.
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Biographical Memoirs:

Volume 74

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C.
1998

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Sciences. 1998. Biographical Memoirs: V.74. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6201.
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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. 1998. Biographical Memoirs: V.74. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/6201.
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Contents

 

 

Preface

 

vii

 

 

Albert Francis Birch
By Thomas J. Ahrens

 

3

 

 

Gregory Breit
By Mcallister Hull

 

27

 

 

Warren Lee Butler
By Andrew A. Benson

 

59

 

 

George Brownlee Craig, Jr.
By Eddie W. Cupp

 

77

 

 

Scott Ellsworth Forbush
By James A. Van Allen

 

93

 

 

Ross Gunn
By Philip H. Abelson

 

111

 

 

David Harker
By Herbert A. Hauptman

 

127

 

 

Yandell Henderson
By John B. West

 

145

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James Lynn Hoard
By Robert E. Hughes

 

161

 

 

Joseph Kaplan
By William W. Kellogg And Charles A. Barth

 

179

 

 

Stephen W. Kuffler
By John G. Nicholls

 

193

 

 

Anton Lang
By Hans Kende And Jan A. D. Zeevaart

 

211

 

 

Samuel Colville Lind
By Keith J. Laidler

 

227

 

 

Alfred Otto Carl Nier
By John H. Reynolds

 

245

 

 

Clair Cameron Patterson
By George R. Tilton

 

267

 

 

Berta V. Scharrer
By Dominick P. Purpura

 

289

 

 

Frederick Emmons Terman
By O. G. Villard, Jr.

 

309

 

 

Victor Chandler Twitty
By Norman K. Wessells

 

333

 

 

Frits Warmolt Went
By Arthur W. Galston And Thomas D. Sharkey

 

349

 

 

Eugene Paul Wigner
By Frederick Seitz, Erich Vogt, And Alvin M. Weinberg

 

365

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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 74 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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