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Bacon, George Preston

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1866 -- 1914

George Preston Bacon (1866-1941) was Professor of Physics (1919-1926), Dean of the Engineering School (1929-1936), and Professor of Physics Emeritus (1936) at Tufts University.
George Preston Bacon (1866-September 17, 1941) was Professor of Physics (1919-1929), Dean of the Engineering School (1929-1936), and Professor of Physics Emeritus (1936) at Tufts University. The Bacon High Energy Physics Laboratory, a former cheese factory, was acquired by the University in the late 1960s and named in honor of Professor Bacon. He had two daughters, Dorothy Bacon (economics professor at Smith College) and Ruth E. Bacon, the first female officer of a State Department geographical bureau, one son, and one granddaughter, Hanna Bacon Chace, married to Thomas Angell Chace.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Preston Bacon Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS047
Scope and Contents: This collection includes notebooks, notes, a leatherbound scrapbook, and one VHS videotape from Bacon's time as a student and faculty member at Tufts in the Department of Physics, the College of Engineering and the Bromfield Pearson School.
Dates: 1930 -- 1939