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John McNeile Hunter

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John McNeile Hunter
John McNeile Hunter
By: Rachel Forrester
Hightower- 2nd period
2-10-16
Beginnings:
John McNeile Hunter was born in Woodville, Texas on January 23, 1901
Education:
McNeile received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1924.
He was Professor and Head of the Physics Department at Virginia State College, from 1925 to 1967
Interesting Facts:
During the 1920's there were thousands of physicists, but only one African American: John McNeile Hunter.
Works Cited:
https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/john_mcneile_hunter.html
Next, he received a Master of Science from Cornell University in 1927.
Then, he earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1937 from Cornell University
Profession:
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/physics/hunter_john_mcneile.html
Hunter's main focus was thermionics.
thermionics:
noun
therm·ion·ics \ˌthər-(ˌ)mī-ˈä-niks\
Definition of thermionics: physics dealing with thermionic phenomena.
http://vsu.edu/about/history/buildings/hunter-mcdaniel.php
Physicist, educator, chemist, administrator
Wrote a dissertation called: “The Anomalous Schottsky Effect for Oxygenated Tungsten."
Started off as an Electronics and Wiring teacher
Was the 3rd African American to earn a P.h.D. in physics.
Pictures:
Hunter-McDaniel Building
Retirement and Death:
Hunter retired in 1968.
He died in 1979.
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