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Charles Richter

AKA Charles Francis Kinsinger

Born: 26-Apr-1900
Birthplace: Overpeck, OH
Died: 30-Sep-1985
Location of death: Pasadena, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Groundbreaking seismologist


[1] Park Merino Convalescent Center, Pasadena, CA.

Father: Frederick William Kinsinger
Mother: Lillian Anna Richter
Sister: Margaret Rose Richter (b. 1892)
Wife: Lillian Brand Richter (b. 1899, m. 19-Jul-1928, d. 6-Nov-1972, lymphoma)

    University: University of Southern California
    University: BA Physics, Stanford University (1920)
    University: PhD Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology (1928)
    Professor: California Institute of Technology (1937-70)
    Scholar: University of Tokyo (1959-60)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Seismological Society of America
    Fulbright (1959)
    Nervous Breakdown (1921)
    Heart Attack (Jul-1984)
    Eponyms Richter Scale
    Risk Factors: Nudism


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