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Walter D. Lambert

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Dates

January 12, 1879 – October 27, 1968

Authorized Form of Name

Lambert, Walter D. (Walter Davis), 1879-

Additional Forms of Names

Lambert, Walter D., 1879-1968

Lambert, Walter Davis

Biography

Abstract

Walter Davis Lambert was a Researcher, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (1911-1949). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maine. His research interests included variation of latitude and the physical properties of the earth’s gravity field.

Important Dates

January 12, 1879Birth, New Brighton (New York, N.Y.).

1900Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1901Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1901 – 1902Instructor in Mathematics, Purdue University.

1902 – 1904Instructor in Mathematics, University of Maine.

1904 – 1907Mathematician, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington (D.C.).

1908 – 1911Instructor, University of Pennsylvania.

1911 – 1949Researcher (1911-1942); Chief, Gravity and Astronomy Section (1942-1947); and Researcher (1948-1949), United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington (D.C.).

1917 – 1919Officer, United States Army.

1949Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1950 – 1964Consultant, Institute of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, Ohio State University.

October 27, 1968Death, Washington (D.C.).

Occupation

Geophysicist and mathematician.

Places

Birth

New Brighton (New York, N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Washington (D.C.)

Death

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Earth (Planet).

Geophysics.

Gravity.

Latitude.

Mathematics.

Relationships

People

Family

Groff, Marjorie Lambert

Sister.

Lambert, Bertha Brown

Wife. Married 1917.

Lambert, Elizabeth Bigelow Davis

Mother.

Lambert, Richard D.

Brother.

Lambert, Walter, Sr.

Father.

Additional

Daly, Reginald Aldworth, 1871-1957

Whitten, Charles Arthur

Zetler, Bernard D.

Institutions

Major Positions

Purdue University. Department of Mathematics

Instructor in Mathematics.

United States. Army

Officer.

United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Mathematician; Researcher; and Chief, Gravity and Astronomy Section.

University of Maine at Orono. Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Instructor in Mathematics.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Mathematics

Instructor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Harvard University. Department of Mathematics

Obtained AB (1900) and AM (1901).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Ohio State University. Institute of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography

Consultant.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey records, 1807-1965 (bulk 1817-1965).

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Subject

Bernard D. Zetler papers, 1945-1991 (bulk 1972-1985).

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Reginald Dayl papers, 1909-1960.

Archives. Pusey Library

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Walter Davis Lambert: 1879-1968", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences