George Carruthers was born 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio; child of George Arthur Carruthers and Sophia Singley Carruthers; father an engineer at Wright-
Interview concentrates on the history of the Physics Department at the University of Washington from August 1903 when Brakel arrived as a half-time
Early life and education, high school education affected by rheumatic fever; undergraduate work at Hofstra University (1939-1942); graduate work at
Childhood; early interest in science (astronomy). Member of Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1928.
Topics discussed include: education and career in astronomy.