Compton, Arthur Holly (09/10/1892-03/15/1962)

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  • Occupation: Physicist
  • Number of Terms: 3


  • Compton, Arthur Holly
  • Board of Regents
  • Citizen Regent


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Illinois until 1945, then Missouri

Short Legal Citation

  • 52 Stat. 776 (1938), ch. 521
  • 58 Stat. 751 (1944), ch. 424
  • 64 Stat. 872 (1950), ch. 959
  • 71 Stat. 6 (1957), P.L. No. 85-8


American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Nobel Prize Winners. Edited by Tyler Wasson. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1987; The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary. By the editors of "The World Almanac." New York: World Almanac, 1990.

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Regent Tenure: 06/20/1938-09/20/1956; 03/14/1957-03/15/1962


  • Physicists
  • Regents
  • Missouri


  • Illinois
  • Missouri



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