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Frank E. Myers ’27

Frank E. Myers ’27, May 31, 1995, in Ashland, Oregon. After graduation, Frank moved to New York to take a teaching fellowship at New York University. He earned a master's degree from NYU in 1930 and a PhD in 1934. In 1931 he married Ionemary Williams ’27, who was a librarian and teacher at Catlin Gabel School, in Portland. He continued to teach at NYU and was promoted to associate professor in 1946. During World War II, he was a physicist at the Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia. In 1946, the couple moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he became professor of physics at Lehigh University. He taught there until 1958, during which time he became head of the department, director of the engineering curriculum, and dean of the graduate school. He received the University's Hillman Award in 1956 for distinguished teaching and service to the University. In 1957, he was a consultant with the Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, and the following year he became the first associate director. He retired from Argonne in 1970. He was the editor of the Journal of Applied Physics and the Applied Physics Letters from 1964 to 1970, the author of a number of papers and reports on electron and nuclear physics and ballistics, and a member of many professional organizations. In retirement, they moved to Ashland, and enjoyed international travel, reading, and raising African violets. Frank is survived by Ionemary and his sister, Alice Myers Kelleway ’23.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1995

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