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George Walter Stewart

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Dates

February 22, 1876 – August 16, 1956

Authorized Form of Name

Stewart, George Walter, 1876-1956

Additional Forms of Names

Stewart, G. W. (George Walter), 1876-1956

Stewart, George Walter

Biography

Abstract

George Stewart was Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Iowa (1946-1956). Other institutional affiliations included the University of North Dakota. His research interests included acoustics and the structure of liquids.

Important Dates

February 22, 1876Birth, St. Louis (Mo.).

1898Obtained AB, DePauw University, Greencastle (Ind.).

1901Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1901 – 1903Instructor in Physics, Cornell University.

1901 – 1956Professor of Physics (1909-1946); Head, Department of Physics (1909-1946); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1946-1956), University of Iowa, Iowa City (Iowa).

1903 – 1909Assistant Professor of Physics (1903-1904) and Professor of Physics (1904-1909), University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (N.D.).

1941President, American Physical Society.

1944Member, National Academy of Sciences.

August 16, 1956Death, Iowa City (Iowa).

Occupation

Acoustician.

Places

Birth

St. Louis (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Greencastle (Ind.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Grand Forks (N.D.)

Iowa City (Iowa)

Death

Iowa City (Iowa)

Subjects

Sound.

Relationships

People

Family

Stewart, Rodney Cromwell

Son.

Stewart, Zella White, 1878-1943

Wife. Married in 1904.

Advisors & Collaborators

Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900-

Co-wrote "Acoustics: a text on theory and applications."

Colleagues

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Both employed at Cornell University.

Additional

McGrath, James Williamson, 1912-

Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1901). Instructor in Physics.

University of Iowa. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics; Department Head; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of North Dakota

Assistant Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President.

DePauw University.

Obtained AB (1898).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

Researcher.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

George Stewart papers, 1956.

Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism. Roy O. West Library.

DePauw University.

Greencastle, IN 46135, USA

George Walter Stewart papers, 1899-1955.

Main Library. Archives

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242-1420, USA

Supplement to the contributions from The Physical Laboratory of the State University of Iowa, 1855-1878.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

James W. McGrath intellectual autobiography, circa 1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Papers of physicists and astronomers in Hoover Library, 1918-1965.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

West Branch, IA 52358, USA

Stewart family papers, 1900-1950.

Johnson County Historical Society

310 Fifth St., Coralville, Iowa 52241, USA

Published Resources

Author

Acoustics; a text on theory and applications, by George Walter Stewart ... and Robert Bruce Lindsay …

Subject

"George W. Stewart: 1876-1956", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

George W. Stewart American Journal of Physics obituary.