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Bill Gordon

AKA William Edwin Gordon

Born: 8-Jan-1918
Birthplace: Paterson, NJ
Died: 16-Feb-2010
Location of death: Ithaca, NY
Cause of death: Natural Causes

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Designed Arecibo radio telescope

Military service: US Army Air Corps (engineer/meteorologist, 1942-45, Capt.)

Wife: Elva Freile (d. 2002, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Nancy
Son: Larry
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Bolgiano (until his death)

    University: BA Mathematics, Montclair State Teacher's College (1939)
    University: MS, New York University
    University: PhD Engineering, Cornell University (1953)
    Professor: Electical Engineering, Cornell University (1953-66)
    Administrator: Dir., Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory (1960-65)
    Professor: Rice University (1966-85)
    Administrator: Dean, Science and Engineering, Rice University (1966-75)
    Administrator: Dean, Natural Sciences, Rice University (1975-80)
    Administrator: Provost, Rice University (1980-85)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1986
    American Geophysical Union
    IEEE
    International Union of Radio Science President (1981-84)
    National Academy of Engineering 1975
    National Academy of Sciences 1968
    National Center for Atmospheric Research Trustee


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