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Paul D. Foote

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]


  • Education 1
  • Notable works 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5


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.

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".  
  2. ^ "Foote Is Named to Defense Post".  
  3. ^ "Dr. Foote to Leave Pentagon".  
  4. ^ a b c "Foote, Paul D. (Paul Darwin) 1888-".  

Further reading

  • Paul Darwin Foote: March 27, 1888 – August 2, 1971

External links

  • Paul D. Foote at Find a Grave
  • National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
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