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Astin, Allen Varley

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1984 AD
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1904 – Born on the 12th of June in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1925 – Received his B.S. in physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

1926 – Received his M.S. in physics, New York University, New York, New York.

1927 – Married Margaret Linnie Mackenzie.

1928 – Received his Ph.D. in physics, New York University, New York, New York.

1928-1930 – Director of National Research Council Fellow, National Bureau of Standards
Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

1930-1932 – Research associate, Utilities Research Commission, National Bureau of Standards.

1932 – Associate scientist, Electricity Division, National Bureau of Standards.

1936 – Physicist, Electricity Division, National Bureau of Standards.

1940 – Senior physicist, National Bureau of Standards.

1943 – Chief, Optical Fuse Section, Ordnance Development Division, National Bureau of Standards.

1944 – Assistant Chief, Ordnance Development Division, National Bureau of Standards.

1944-1945 – United States representative on proximity fuses in London, England, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Defense Department.

1948 – Chief, Ordnance Development Division, National Bureau of Standards.

1950 – Associate Director, National Bureau of Standards.

1951 – Acting Director, National Bureau of Standards.

1952-1969 – Director, National Bureau of Standards.

1984 – Died on the 28th of January in Bethesda, Maryland.