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Childhood in Cleveland, 1902-1919; interest in mechanical things and in physics, Joseph Valasek's influence. At Case Western Reserve University (Dayton Miller), 1919-1923; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1923-1924; University of Minnesota, 1924-1926; work with Paul Heymans on photoelasticity; John Van Vleck's student. Marriage to Joseph Valasek's sister, 1925. About Anthony Zeleny, J. Valasek. University of Pittsburgh, 1926-1941; with Erwin Schrödinger in Berlin, 1929; interest in pedagogy and development of teaching equipment.
Undergraduate at University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1916; instructorship in physics at University of Kentucky; teaching mathematics at Mercer University, Georgia; graduate thesis at University of Chicago with Dempster. Discouraging experiences with American Physical Society (APS), beginning 1916; invited to 1929 Des Moines meeting by Paul Klopsteg to discuss role of teachers in APS; invited to head group; Glen Warner, Klopsteg, States and S. L. Redman meeting in Chicago, 1930; preparation for and confrontation at Cleveland meeting of APS. Homer L. Dodge and Harold W.