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President's page: Membership committee reports to members

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Abstract

What do two youngsters in Canton, South Dakota, experimenting with wireless telegraphy in the early part of this century, the holder of our government's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Merit, and an Honorary Commander in the Order of the British Empire have in common? What do a beautifully succinct and modest account of some exciting experimental results reported in the widely read and respected Nature (116, 357, 1925) and a paragraph or two in a New Yorker profile 50 years later have in common? These are all linked to one of the great geophysicists of this century, the winner of the distinguished William Bowie medal, the highest AGU award.

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