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Parkinson, Taintor, 1886-1945



  • Existence: 1886 - 1945


Taintor Parkinson was born on October 22, 1886 in Fallmouth, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1909 and received his MS degree in pedagogy from New York University in 1911. During World war I, Parkinson served in the Army Signal Corps and after the armistice was assigned to teach radio at the Second Aviation Instruction Center in France. From 1919-1923, he was a public school principal in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was an associate physicist with the US Bureau of Standards from 1928-1930. At the Bureau he was in charge if a project on investigation of radio wave phenomena. He continued this study in various laboratories around Europe before joining the faculty of Louisiana State University where he taught in the electrical engineering department. Parkinson died in 1945.

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Taintor Parkinson papers

Identifier: MS-408
Date(s): 1917 to 1919

Taintor Parkinson (1886-1945), professor of electrical engineering. Dartmouth College Class of 1909. The collection contains letters and a diary detailing his experience in training camps and in France during World War I.

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