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Dr Elda Emma Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1899
Green Lake
Green Lake County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1961
Oak Ridge
Anderson County
Tennessee, USA

Health Physicist: Born in Green Lake, Wisconsin, Anderson attended nearby Ripon College, earning her undergraduate degree in 1922. She obtained a graduate assistantship in physics from the University of Wisconsin and earned her master's degree from the institution in 1924. Anderson went on to teach in local colleges, and high schools before joining the physics department at Milwaukee-Downer College, where she became chairman of the department in 1934. She continued working on her doctoral degree, which she received from Wisconsin in 1941. In 1941 Anderson's requested a sabbatical leave from teaching, and became a staff member in the Office of Scientific Research and Development at Princeton University in New Jersey. Anderson's work at Princeton led her to become a member of the Manhattan Project in 1943. After her work in Los Alamos, Anderson returned to Milwaukee-Downer College to resume her chairmanship of the physics department. In 1949 she moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to become the first chief of education and training in the Health Physics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Anderson also worked with faculty members at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, to create a master's degree program in health physics at their institution. She organized international courses in her field in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1955, followed by Belgium in 1957 and Bombay, India, in 1958.
Anderson worked throughout her life to promote health physics as a profession.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Paulina May Heller Fordham (1876 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  Lucille Selma Anderson McConnell (1898 - 1984)*
  Elda Emma Anderson (1899 - 1961)
  Cecil Arthur Anderson (1903 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dartford Cemetery
Green Lake
Green Lake County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Gregory Anderson
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
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Dr Elda Emma Anderson
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Dr Elda Emma Anderson
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Dr Elda Emma Anderson
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