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MTU Physics Department History | Arthur Edwin Haynes

Arthur Edwin Haynes

b. 23 May 1849, Van Buren (near Baldwinsville), NY
d. 12 March 1915, Minneapolis, MN

B.S. Hillsdale College, 1875
M.S. 1877, M. Ph. 1879, Hillsdale College
Hon. Sc. D., 1896

Inst. Math and Physics, Hillsdale College, 1875
Acting Prof. Math and Physics, Hillsdale College, 1876
Prof. Math and Physics, Hillsdale College, 1876-1890
Prof. Math and Physics, Michigan College of Mines, 1890-1893
Asst. Prof. Math 1893-1896, College of Eng., University of Minnesota
Prof. Math, 1896-1901, College of Eng., University of Minnesota
Prof. Engineering Math, 1901-1912, University of Minnesota
Retired 1912.


London Mathematical Society (elected 1885).


Parents moved to Hillsdale County, MI, in 1858, and were farmers. Attended “academy near Baldwinsville” for a couple years.

Summer of 1874: worked construction job at Hillsdale College and helped build the building he would later teach in as Prof.

Married College Classmate, May Hewitt, 1875.

“Believed in and worked for Prohibition.”


(to 1900, may not be complete)

“Abnormal refraction,” Am. Meteorol. Journal 1, 446 (1884/85).

“Unusually Bright Moonlight,” Am. Meteorol. Journal 2, 56 (1885/86).

“Notes on the occultation of the Sun as seen at Hillsdale College, March 16, 1885,” Sidereal Messenger 4, 121-122 (1885).

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