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Coolidge, Albert Sprague

Paul Haake.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Physics. 1275 words.

Coolidge, Albert Sprague (23 January 1894–31 August 1977), chemical physicist, political activist, and civil libertarian, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frederic Shurtleff...

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Jackson, Daphne Frances

R. C. Johnson and E. A. Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1249 words.

Jackson, Daphne Frances (1936–1991), physicist and champion of women in science and engineering, was born on 23 September 1936 at 34 Willesden Avenue, Peterborough, the only daughter and...

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McClean, Frank

H. P. Hollis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1181 words.

McClean, Frank (1837–1904), astronomer and educational benefactor, was born at Glasgow on 13 November 1837, the only son of the six children of John Robinson McClean MP FRS FRAS...

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Newall, Hugh Frank

E. A. Milne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1881 words.

Newall, Hugh Frank (1857–1944), astrophysicist and educational benefactor, was born at Ferndene, near Gateshead, on 21 June 1857, the youngest of six children of Robert Stirling Newall...

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Thompson, Benjamin

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Physics. 2446 words.

Thompson, Benjamin (26 March 1753–21 August 1814), physicist and social reformer, known as Count Rumford, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Thompson and Ruth Simonds,...

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