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Lewis Salter

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Former Wabash College president LEWIS S. SALTER was remembered Monday as a beloved educator and courageous man whose work for the college continued despite his battle with cancer. SALTER, College's 12 president and an Oklahoma native, died Sunday. He was 63. SALTER was president of the Men's College from 1978 until his resignation in February 1988 because of poor health. He was immediately NAME College's first chancellor, but resigned that post a year later to return to teaching physics. SALTER began his affiliation with Wabash College in 1953, when he was hired as assistant professor of physics. In 1967, he left Wabash to become dean at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. He returned to Wabash in 1978 when he was elected president. Under his leadership, college began a 40 million fund-raising campaign. A native of Norman, SALTER obtained degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Oxford University in England after being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Funeral arrangements were pending at Hunt & Son Funeral Home in CRAWFORDSVILLE. BIOG: LEWIS S. SALTER, LEWIS SALTER NAME:

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NameLewis Salter
Age (as of 2018)63 years (age at death)
ProfessionScientist
Birth DateNot Known
Birth PlaceNot Known
NationalityNot Known

Salter was born in Norman, Oklahoma. He spent three years in the United States Army during World War II, then received his undergraduate Education at the University of Oklahoma, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar, and spent 1949 to 1953 at the University of Oxford, where he received his master's degree and doctorate in theoretical Physics. After leaving Oxford, Salter joined the faculty of Wabash College in 1953. He took leave from Wabash from 1958 to 1960 to help establish a Research program in theoretical Physics at Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia. He left Wabash in 1967 to become dean of Knox College. He continued his international activities, working for the World Bank Survey team in Indonesia and consulting on science Education there in 1972, and consulting on science Education for the United States Agency for International Development. Salter was also a Physics consultant to Argonne National Laboratory and the Canadian National Research Council. Salter returned to Wabash College as its President in 1978. The issue of Wabash remaining an all-male College was addressed multiple times while Salter was President. After he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he resigned presidency of college and returned to teaching Physics in August 1989, but he died before fall term end. He continued to work on research problems until his death, and had his paper published posthumously in the American Journal of Physics.

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