Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Bacon, George Preston, 1866-1942
|George Preston Bacon (1866-1942), served the college as professor of Physics and Dean of both the Tufts Engineering School and the Bromfield-Pearson School.|
Bacon was born in Charlemont, Massachusetts, in 1866.He graduated from Dartmouth College, having also studied at the University of Berlin and the University of Michigan. Before joining the Tufts faculty as professor of Physics in 1919, Bacon had taught at Simmons, Ripon, Wooster, and Beloit Colleges. Bacon became dean of the College of Engineering and the Bromfield-Pearson School in 1929, holding both positions until his retirement in 1936.Bacon was a member of several scientific and fraternal organizations, including the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education and Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He died on September 17, 1942 in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Bacon Hall, following its acquisition andrenovation by Tufts University's Department of Physics in the late 1960s, is named in his honor.
Source: TW, September 26, 1941