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Bumstead, Henry Andrews

Joseph D. Zund

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Bumstead, Henry Andrews (12 March 1870–31 December 1920), physicist, was born in Pekin, Illinois, the son of Samuel Josiah Bumstead, a physician, and Sarah Ellen Seiwell. The young Bumstead attended high school in Decatur, Illinois, before entering the Johns Hopkins University in 1887 with the intention of becoming a physician. There, under the influence of the mathematician Fabian Franklin and the physicist ...

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Subjects: Physics

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