Vernon D. Crawford

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Vernon D. Crawford
Born Amherst, Nova Scotia
Died 1994
Nationality Canadian
Fields physics
Institutions Georgia Institute of Technology
Alma mater Mount Allison University, Dalhousie University, University of Virginia

Vernon D. Crawford was a professor, dean, and later interim president at the Georgia Institute of Technology from March 1969 to August 1969, and later chancellor of the Georgia Board of Regents from 1979 to 1985.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Crawford earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He then earned his Master of Science degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Finally, he earned his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia.[2]

Career[edit]

Awards and memberships[edit]

According to Arthur G. Hansen, Crawford was a member of the honorary societies of Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi, as well as the American Physical Society.[3]

Partly due to their status as benefactors of Georgia Tech, the pool at the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center is named in honor of Vernon and his wife Helen.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benefactor Crawford remembered". The Whistle. Georgia Institute of Technology. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ Hansen, Arthur G. "Appointment of Dr. Vernon Crawford as Vice President for Academic Affairs." Letter to Members of the Faculty and Staff. 11 June 1969. MS. Georgia Tech Library Archives, Atlanta, Georgia.
  3. ^ Hansen, Arthur G. "Appointment of Dr. Vernon Crawford as Vice President for Academic Affairs." Letter to Members of the Faculty and Staff. 11 June 1969. MS. Georgia Tech Library Archives, Atlanta, Georgia.
  4. ^ "Vernon D. & Helen D. Crawford Pool Rules & Regulations". Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center. Retrieved 2012-10-21.