Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959

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Ridenour was dean of the Graduate College and professor of Physics, 1947-1951, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus).

From the description of Papers, 1946-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154303021

Physicist and author.

From the description of Louis N. Ridenour papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1945-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984016

Biographical Note

  • 1911, Nov. 11: Born, Montclair, N. J.
  • 1932: B.S. in physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1934: Married Gretchen Hinckley Kraemer
  • 1936 - 1938 : Instructor in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1938: Ph.D. in physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
  • 1938 - 1941 : Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1941 - 1944 : Assistant director, Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.; headed team that developed SCR 584 gun laying radar
  • 1942 - 1946 : Consultant to the secretary of war; field duty as chief radar advisor in North African, European, and Pacific theaters of World War II
  • 1947 - 1951 : Professor of physics and dean of graduate college, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. Editor-in-chief, Radiation Laboratory series of technical books
  • 1948 - 1952 : Chairman, scientific advisory board to the chief of staff, United States Air Force
  • 1951 - 1954 : Vice president, International Telemeter Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1952 - 1953 : Visiting professor of engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1954: Published and edited with William A. Nierenberg, Modern Physics for the Engineer (New York: McGraw-Hill. 2 vols.)
  • 1955: Director of program development, Missile System Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.
  • 1955 - 1957 : Director of research, Missile System Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.
  • 1957 - 1959 : Assistant general manager and chief scientist, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.
  • 1959: Vice president and general manager, Electronics and Avionics Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank Calif.
  • 1959, May 21: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1917-1960, (bulk 1945-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990. Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1985-1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959. Louis N. Ridenour papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1945-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1917-1960, (bulk 1945-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stoddard, George D. (George Dinsmore), 1897-1981. Papers, 1925-1977. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959. Papers, 1946-1959. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1946-1950 University of Illinois Archives
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correspondedWith Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989 person
correspondedWith Baker, Cary F. person
correspondedWith Benjamin, Curtis G., 1901-1983 person
correspondedWith Bennett, Ralph D. person
associatedWith Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005. person
correspondedWith Bowden, R. Vivian person
correspondedWith Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990 person
correspondedWith Bryson, Lyman, 1888-1959 person
associatedWith Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974. person
correspondedWith Cousins, Norman person
correspondedWith Cousins, Norman person
correspondedWith Davison, Peter Hobley person
correspondedWith Flanagan, Dennis, 1919-2005 person
correspondedWith Handsfield, Hugh, 1911- person
correspondedWith Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973 person
associatedWith Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990. person
associatedWith Lark-Horovitz, K. (Karl), 1892-1958. person
correspondedWith Ledgerwood, Byron K. person
correspondedWith Lessing, Lawrence person
correspondedWith Lessing, Lawrence person
correspondedWith Levin, Lawrence Meyer, 1898-1968 person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory. corporateBody
correspondedWith Maurer, Herrymon, 1914-1998 person
correspondedWith Morton, Charles W., 1899-1967 person
correspondedWith Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 person
correspondedWith Nagel, Carl E. person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith Nelson, Oliver A. person
correspondedWith Paterson, Isabel person
correspondedWith Paterson, Isabel person
correspondedWith Piel, Gerard person
correspondedWith Piel, Gerard person
correspondedWith Reid, James M. person
associatedWith Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008. person
correspondedWith Shinohara, Kenʼichi, 1905- person
correspondedWith Solow, Herbert, 1903-1964 person
associatedWith Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974. person
correspondedWith Stoddard, George D. (George Dinsmore), 1897-1981. person
correspondedWith Svirsky, Leon, 1904-1974 person
correspondedWith Tovrov, Orin person
associatedWith United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. corporateBody
correspondedWith Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989 person
correspondedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
correspondedWith Wylie, Philip, 1902-1971 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Nuclear energy--Government policy--United States
Ballistics--Expertising
Science and state
Physics
Air Force Research
Military Research and Development
Nuclear energy
Solid state physics
Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
Science and state--United States
Science--Research
Aberdeen Ballistic Research Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
Computers
Research and development
Metallurgy
Hydrogen bomb
Research institutes
Science consultants
Nuclear energy--Government policy
Rand Corporation
Military-industrial complex
Loyalty security program, 1947-
Atomic Scientists
International cooperation
Scientific Research and Development, Office of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory
Loyalty
Atomic Energy Commission, United States
World War, 1939-1945--Antiaircraft artillery operations
Naval Research, Office of
World War, 1939-1945--Radar
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
Atomic bomb
Radar in aeronautics
Antiaircraft guns
Research and development contracts, Government--Rules and practice
Radiation
Nuclear reactors
McGraw--Hill
Radar
Occupation
Collector
Authors
Physicists
Activity

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Birth 1911-06-27

Death 1959-05-21

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