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Proctor, Charles Albert, 1878-1961

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1878 - 1961

Charles Albert Proctor was born on September 15, 1878 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1900 and received a Parker fellowship for graduate study at the University of Chicago, where he received his doctorate at Chicago in 1909. He came to Dartmouth in 1907 as an assistant professor of mathematics from the University of Missouri where he had taught for four years. He was appointed professor of physics in 1918. During World War I, Proctor served as a captain with the Signal Corps' science and research division. He was also n expert in photography, photographic processing and optics and contributed significant research to the early development of technicolor, the color of film process. In addition, Proctor was an avid sportsman and athlete and found the Intercollegiate Ski Association as well as helping to codify regulations for judging jump competitions. He also did much to develop skiing at Dartmouth. Proctor died on April 14, 1961.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles A. Proctor papers

MS-615
 Collection
Identifier: MS-615
Overview Charles Albert Proctor (1878-1961), professor of physics at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1900. The collection contains patents, photographs, and drawings relating to his development of a new binding for skis.