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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Whitman, Frank Perkins

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WHITMAN, Frank Perkins, American physicist: b. Troy, N. Y., 29 July 1853. He was graduated at Brown University in 1874 and took his A.M. there in 1877, later studying at Johns Hopkins University. He was professor of physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, in 1880-86, and has since occupied that chair at Western Reserve University. He is a contributor to scientific periodicals.