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Clark Blanchard Millikan

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Dates

August 23, 1903 – January 2, 1966

Authorized Form of Name

Millikan, Clark Blanchard, 1903-1966

Biography

Abstract

Clark Millikan was Professor of Aeronautics at California Institute of Technology (1940-1966). His research interests included aeronautics and aerodynamics.

Important Dates

August 23, 1903Birth, Chicago (Ill.).

1924Obtained PhB, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1928Obtained PhD in Physics and Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1928 – 1966Assistant Professor of Aeronautics (1928-1934); Associate Professor of Aeronautics (1934-1940); Professor of Aeronautics (1940-1966); Acting Director, Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory (1941-1949); and Director, Guggenheim Aeronautics Laboratory (1949-1966), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1942 – 1946Lieutenant Commander, United States Naval Reserve.

1945 – 1960Director, Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel.

1947 – 1950Member, Naval Research Advisory Committee, United States Navy.

1952 – 1966Member, Scientific Advisory Board, United States Air Force.

1957 – 1962Member, Defense Science Board, United States Department of Defense.

1964Member, National Academy of Sciences.

January 2, 1966Death.

Occupation

Aeronautical physicist.

Places

Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Aerodynamics.

Aeronautics.

Relationships

People

Family

Millikan, Glenn A.

Brother.

Millikan, Greta

Mother.

Millikan, Max F.

Brother.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Father and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Liepmann, H. W. (Hans Wolfgang), 1914-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Roshko, A. (Anatol)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sears, William Rees, 1913-2002

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Willmarth, William W.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Klein, Arthur L.

Stewart, Homer J.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Physics and Mathematics (1928). Assistant Professor of Aeronautics; Associate Professor of Aeronautics; and Professor of Aeronautics.

California Institute of Technology. Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories

Acting Director and Director.

United States. Naval Reserve

Lieutenant Commander.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Air Force

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

United States. Department of Defense

Member, Defense Science Board.

United States. Navy

Member, Naval Research Advisory Committee.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained PhB (1924).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Clark B. Millikan papers, 1922-1965.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Arthur L. Klein, 1979 February 14, 18, 21 and 1982 April 20.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Homer J. Stewart, 1982 October to November and 1993 November 3.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Clark Blanchard Millikan: 1903-1966", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences