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Baker, Philip John Noel-, Baron Noel-Baker

David Howell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Physics. 2735 words.

Baker, Philip John Noel-, Baron Noel-Baker (1889–1982), politician and Nobel prizewinner, was born Philip John Baker at Woodstock, Brondesbury Park, London, on 1 November 1889, the sixth...

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Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet

John Sweetman and Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2503 words.

Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer, was born at Brisbane House, Largs, Ayrshire, on 23 July 1773, the eldest son of Thomas Brisbane...

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Burgess, George Kimball

David Cahan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; US Politics. 1429 words.

Burgess, George Kimball (04 January 1874–02 July 1932), physicist and director of the National Bureau of Standards, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of Charles A. Burgess and...

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Campbell [formerly Douglas], Archibald Campbell, first Baron Blythswood

T. E. James.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Physics. 1045 words.

Campbell [formerly Douglas], Archibald Campbell, first Baron Blythswood (1835–1908), politician and physicist, was born in Florence on 22 February 1835, the eldest of the nine children of...

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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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Dawes, William

Derek Howse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 824 words.

Dawes, William (1762–1836), astronomer and colonial administrator, probably born at Portsmouth, was the eldest son of Benjamin Dawes, clerk of works in the Office of Ordnance in Portsmouth....

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Dryden, Hugh Latimer

Guillaume de Syon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Physics; US Politics. 1253 words.

Dryden, Hugh Latimer (02 July 1898–02 December 1965), physicist, was born in Pocomoke City, Maryland, the son of Samuel Isaac Dryden, a schoolteacher, and Zenovia Hill Culver. In 1907 the...

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Haworth, Leland John

Adam R. Hornbuckle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Physics; US Politics. 1181 words.

Haworth, Leland John (11 July 1904–05 March 1979), physicist, administrator, and government official, was born in Flint, Michigan, the son of Paul Leland Haworth and Martha Ackerman. He...

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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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Lauritsen, Charles Christian

Charlotte E. Erwin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Physics. 1600 words.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian (04 April 1892–13 April 1968), nuclear physicist, rocket designer, and national defense science policy adviser, was born in Holstebro, Denmark, the son of...

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