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In Memoriam: Dr. Gordon Gray Wiseman

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Feb. 24, 1917 – Nov. 19, 2016
Gordon was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Livingston, Wis., the son of Clinton Raymond and Pearl Hazel (Gray) Wiseman. He married Mavis L. Paterson on April 5, 1942 in Brookings. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2012.

Gordon received his B.S. degree from South Dakota State in 1938 and then received his M.S, (1941) M.A, (1947) and Ph.D. (Physics, 1950) all from the University of Kansas. While finishing his master’s degree at KU, he was a professor at Culver Stockton College in Canton, Mo. At the outset of World War II, he and Mavis moved to Lawrence where Gordon taught physics to the large number of servicemen enrolled at the University during the war. Following the war, he finished his Ph.D. and joined the faculty. He was a Professor of Physics at the University of Kansas until retiring in 1987 as Professor Emeritus. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence, Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honors society, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Following his retirement, he was very active in the Endacott Society at the University.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Wiseman and wife, Kathleen, Ottawa, Alan Wiseman and wife, Marilyn, Milwaukee, WI; his sister, Marion Jacobson, Des Moines, Iowa; four grandchildren, Clinton Wiseman and his wife, Shannon Sullivan, Lauren Wiseman, Eleanor Wiseman, and Wesley Wiseman.

 



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