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Leland J. Haworth

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Dates

July 11, 1904 – March 5, 1979

Authorized Form of Name

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Additional Forms of Names

Haworth, Leland John

Haworth, Leland John, 1904-

Biography

Abstract

Leland John Haworth was Consultant to the Director at Brookhaven National Laboratory (1969-1975). Other institutional affiliations included Associated Universities, Inc. and National Science Foundation. His research interests included radar systems and magnet design.

Important Dates

July 11, 1904Birth, Flint (Mich.).

1925Obtained AB, Indiana University, Indianapolis (Ind.).

1926Obtained AM, Indiana University, Indianapolis (Ind.).

1926 – 1928High school teacher, Indianapolis, Indiana.

1930 – 1937Instructor in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1931Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1937 – 1938Lalor Fellow in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1938 – 1947Assistant Professor of Physics (1938-1940); Associate Professor of Physics (1940-1944); and Professor of Physics (1944-1947), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1941 – 1946Researcher (1941-1942); Group Leader (1942-1944); Division Head (1943-1946); and Member, Steering Committee (1943-1946), Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1947 – 1961Assistant Director (1947-1948) and Director (1948-1961), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1951 – 1960Vice-President, Associated Universities, Inc.

1952 – 1961Member (1952-1961) and Chair (1954-1961), Inter-Agency Advisory Panel on High Energy Accelerators.

1955 – 1960Director, American Nuclear Society.

1957 – 1958President, American Nuclear Society.

1960 – 1961President, Associated Universities, Inc.

1961 – 1963Commissioner, United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

1963 – 1969Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington (Va.).

1963 – 1969Member, National Science Board.

1965Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1969 – 1975Special Assistant to the President, Associated Universities, Inc, Washington (D.C.).

1969 – 1975Consultant to the Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

March 5, 1979Death, Port Jefferson (N.Y.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Flint (Mich.)

Undergraduate Education

Indianapolis (Ind.)

Graduate Education

Indianapolis (Ind.)

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Madison (Wis.)

Urbana (Ill.)

Upton (N.Y.)

Arlington (Va.)

Washington (D.C.)

Death

Port Jefferson (N.Y.)

Subjects

Accelerators -- Design and construction.

Accelerators.

Arms control.

Magnetism.

Microwaves.

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Radar.

Relationships

People

Family

Haworth, Barbara Mottier

Wife, married in 1927. Died in 1961.

Haworth, Irene Benik

Second wife, married in 1963.

Haworth, Jane

Daughter.

Haworth, John

Son.

Haworth, Martha Ackerman

Mother.

Haworth, Paul Leland

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Mendenhall, Charles E. (Charles Elwood), 1872-1935

PhD advisor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Secondary Electrons from Very Clean Metal Surfaces when Bombarded with Primary Electrons."

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Starr, Chauncey

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at University of Wisconsin.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Additional

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-

Manley, John Henry, 1907-

Sproull, Wayne T. (Wayne Treber), 1906-1992

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Winch, Ralph P.

Institutions

Major Positions

American Nuclear Society

President and Director.

Associated Universities, Inc.

Vice-President; President; and Special Assistant to the President.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Assistant Director; Director; and Consultant to the Director.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Researcher; Group Leader; Division Head; and Member, Steering Committee.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Director.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Commissioner.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1931). Instructor in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Indiana University, Bloomington. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1925) and AM (1926).

Inter-Agency Advisory Panel on High Energy Accelerators

Member and Chair.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry

Lalor Fellow in Physical Chemistry.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Brookhaven National Laboratory archives, 1946-1989.

Research Library.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY 11973, USA.

Leland J. Haworth papers, 1960-1977.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Oral history interview with Leland J. Haworth, 1977 March 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Philip Morse and Leland Haworth papers [microform], 1946-1961.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stimulating the development of basic research: establishment and operation of a large scientific center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, circa 1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The character of federally supported research in universities [sound recording] : a panel discussion, 1969 September 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Accelerator design and construction in the 1950s: Reminiscences, 1985.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

F. W. Loomis papers, 1920-1976.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

John P. Blewett papers, 1821-2000 (bulk 1940-1995).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Luis W. Alvarez telegram to Leland Haworth, 1952 October 31.

Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

National Museum of American History, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Oral history interview with John Henry Manley, 1976 July 9 and 11.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with John P. Blewett, 1979 March 22 and May 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ralph P. Winch autobiographical notes and comments, 1964.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Wayne Treber Sproull response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Leland John Haworth: 1904-1979", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Leland J. Haworth Physics Today obituary.