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Paul D. Foote

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Paul Darwin Foote (March 27, 1888 – August 2, 1971) was a director of research and executive vice president of the Gulf Research and Development company, as well as the United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering during the Eisenhower administration. He also served as a member of the industrial advisory group of the Atomic Energy Commission.[1][2][3]


Foote graduated in 1909 from Adelbert College, now Case Western Reserve University, with degrees in mathematics and physics. He received an MS degree from the University of Nebraska (now University of Nebraska–Lincoln) in 1912. Foote received a PhD in physics in 1918 from the University of Minnesota.[citation needed]

Notable works

Statistics on number of libraries is according to

  • The origin of spectra: held in 277 libraries worldwide[4]
  • Pyrometric practice: held in 59 libraries worldwide[4]
  • A new microphotometer for photographic densities by William Frederick Meggers: held in 17 libraries worldwide[4]


  1. ^ "Dr. Paul D. Foote, 83, Led Gulf Research". The New York Times. August 4, 1971. p. 36. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Foote Is Named to Defense Post". The New York Times. September 7, 1957. p. 31. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Dr. Foote to Leave Pentagon". The New York Times. United Press International. October 28, 1958. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Foote, Paul D. (Paul Darwin) 1888-". WorldCat. Retrieved 16 December 2011.

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