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Oral history interview with Charles and Trixie Officer, 1995

Creator: Officer, Charles B.
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 104 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Professor, geophysicist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: born Evanston, Illinois, son of machinery manufacturer; United States Navy, 1944-1946; Williams College; Brown University, physics; Wesleyan University, master’s degree, physics, 1947-1948; Yale University: master’s degree, atomic physics, 1948-1949; geophysics research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute [WHOI], summer 1949; Columbia University, doctorate, geophysics, 1949-1951; seismic research, western Atlantic Ocean, summer 1950; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; continuation of research at WHOI, 1951; Rice University, professor, geophysics, structural geology, 1955-1959; publication of Introduction to the Theory of Sound Transmission, 1958; president, Marine Geophysical Services; president, Marine Mining, 1966-1968; decision to run for Congress, New Hampshire, 1964, 1972; Dartmouth University, research professor, geophysics, 1975; interest in environmental science; reminiscences of colleagues.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1996

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