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Baker, Philip John Noel-, Baron Noel-Baker (1889–1982), politician and Nobel prizewinner

David Howell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Physics. 2757 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...

Brisbane, Sir Thomas Makdougall, baronet (1773–1860), colonial governor and astronomer

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. 2538 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...

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...

Campbell [formerly Douglas], Archibald Campbell, first Baron Blythswood (1835–1908), politician and physicist

T. E. James.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Physics. 1053 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...

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...

Dawes, William (1762–1836), astronomer and colonial administrator

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. 827 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....

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...

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...

Jackson, Daphne Frances (1936–1991), physicist and champion of women in science and engineering

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...

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...

Lewis, Wilfrid Bennett (1908–1987), physicist and civil servant

Richard A. Jarrell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Physics. 822 words.

Lewis, Wilfrid Bennett (1908–1987), physicist and civil servant, was born on 24 June 1908 in Castle Carrock, Cumberland, the second of four children of Arthur Wilfrid Lewis, a civil...

Mackenzie, James Stuart (1719–1800), politician and astronomer

David Gavine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 687 words.

Mackenzie, James Stuart (1719–1800), politician and astronomer, was born on 23 February 1719, the younger son in the family of two sons and four daughters of James Stuart, second earl of...

Marshall, Walter Charles, Baron Marshall of Goring (1932–1996), physicist and public servant

L. E. J. Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Physics. 3061 words.

Marshall, Walter Charles, Baron Marshall of Goring (1932–1996), physicist and public servant, was born on 5 March 1932 at 15 Tymawr Road, Rumney, Newport, Monmouthshire, the last of three...

Molyneux, Samuel (1689–1728), astronomer and politician

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 835 words.

Molyneux, Samuel (1689–1728), astronomer and politician, born at Chester on 18 July 1689, was the third but only surviving child of the experimental philosopher William Molyneux (1656–1698)...

Nichol, John Pringle (1804–1859), astronomer and political economist

John Burnett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Economics; Political Economy. 1350 words.

Nichol, John Pringle (1804–1859), astronomer and political economist, was the eldest of seven children of John Nichol, a farmer from Northumberland, and Jane Forbes of Ellon, Aberdeenshire....

Parker, George, second earl of Macclesfield (c. 1697–1764), astronomer and politician

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1139 words.

Parker, George, second earl of Macclesfield (c. 1697–1764), astronomer and politician, was the only son of Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield (1667–1732), and his wife and cousin...

Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist

Brian Cathcart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Nuclear Physics; Science and Mathematics; Politics and Law; Physics. 3724 words.

Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of...

Sagan, Carl

Keay Davidson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Radio; Astronomy and Astrophysics; History of Science and Technology. 2958 words.

Sagan, Carl (09 November 1934–20 December 1996), space scientist, author, science popularizer, TV personality, and antinuclear weapons activist, was born Carl Edward Sagan in Brooklyn, New...

Williams, Philip James Stradling (1939–2003), physicist and politician

Meic Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Physics. 1305 words.

Williams, Philip James Stradling (1939–2003), physicist and politician, was born on 11 January 1939 at the Maternity Home, Tredegar, Monmouthshire, the second of the three children of...