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Edward A. Frieman

Edward A. FriemanAKA Edward Allan Frieman

Born: 19-Jan-1926
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 11-Apr-2013
Location of death: La Jolla, CA [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Director of Scripps, 1986-96

Military service: US Navy (WWII)


[1] Thornton Hospital, La Jolla, CA.

Father: Joseph Frieman
Mother: Belle Davidson
Wife: Ruth Rodman (m. 19-Jun-1949, d., three sons, two daughters)
Son: Jonathan
Son: Josh
Daughter: Linda Holiner
Son: Michael
Daughter: Wendy
Wife: Joy Fields (m. 17-Sep-1967)

    University: BS Engineering, Columbia University (1946)
    University: MS Physics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1948)
    University: PhD Physics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1952)
    Professor: Astrophysical Science, Princeton University (1961-79)
    Administrator: Associate Dir., Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University (1964-79)
    Trustee: Jersey City State College (1968-75)
    Administrator: Director, Scripps Research Institute (1986-96)
    Administrator: Vice Chancellor of Marine Sciences, University of California at San Diego (1986-96)
    Trustee: American University in Paris

    SAIC EVP (1981-86)
    US Energy Department Asst. Secretary of Energy (1979-81)
    Member of the Board of SAIC (1987-96)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Astronomical Society
    American Philosophical Society
    American Physical Society
    Associated Universities Trustee
    JASON (1960-79, as Chairman, 1976-78)
    National Academy of Sciences 1981
    New York Academy of Sciences
    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1970
    Richtmyer Award 1984
    Navy Superior Public Service Award 1996
    James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics 2002


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