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Milford James Benham

Milford James Benham PhotoMilford James Benham
TitleProfessor Emeritus of Physics and Geology
ExpertiseTeaching physics and geology
Current OrganizationPhoenix College
Type of OrganizationCollege and secondary schools
Major ProductHigher education
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeM.A., University of Illinois
BornOctober 5, 1913, Manhattan, Illinois
Honors & AwardsFulbright Scholarship to University of Chicago, 1959; Sabbatical at University of Arizona, 1963-64; President of Faculty, Phoenix University, 1962
Published WorksTechnical manuals on the GCA and C PS-6 while in the Sig C and Air C and other Navigational Aides
AffiliationsAmerican Geophysical Union; Geological Society of America; Society of Exploration Geophysicists; American Association of Physics Teachers; Smithsonian Institute; National Geographic Society
Hobbies & SportsHiking, running river rapids, photography
Work HistorySciences and Mathematics Teacher, Basketball, Football and Baseball coach in secondary schools in Illinois, York Community High School, Wilmington High School, Dekalb Township High School as well as Critic Mathematics and Science Teacher for Dekalb Teachers College (Northern Illinois State University); Electronics and Mathematics Teacher, RCA Trade School; Physics and Geology Professor, Phoenix College, 1946-83
Military ServiceArmy Signal Corps and Army Air Corps preparing technical manuals on radar units; Liaison officer at MIT for Ft. Monmouth Sig C and Air Officer for the Air Corps in WWII; Recalled as a GCA Officer during the Korean Conflict and was Liaison Officer in AACS of the Air Force for the European Theatre In GCA and other navigational aids, where 25 fighter bases west of the Rhine in Germany and France were built. Lt. Colonel in the Active Reserve, U.S. Air Force, retired 1963
ChildrenRichard W., 57; Barbara J. Bardia, 53; Patricia J. Carlson, 51
SpouseLeVona Voigt; Doris Lorene Scott
MarriedNovember 23, 1940; November 26, 1960
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