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Archive for January, 2002

Millet G. Morgan died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center January 14, 2002. He was founder of the Radio Physics Lab at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering and a leading researcher in the field of ionospheric physics. He grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire and had a life-long interest in ham radios, graduating from Cornell with degrees in Physics, and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1938 Nicknamed Skillet during his tenure in the huts, he worked at Greenleaf in 1935 and 1936, remaining an active hiker climbing mountains in the U.S. and Europe with members of his family. He was also active in the early skiing community in Hanover and while at Cornell founded and coached the Cornell ski team.

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Benjamin Ely

Benjamin Ely Cole, Jr., M.D., 83, died January 2002 at home under hospice care. Dr. Cole was born in Bethlehem, PA. The son of Benjamin and Dorothy Cole, he married Jennifer Habian of New York City in 1944. He graduated from Taft School in 1936, Yale University in 1940 and Jefferson Medical School in 1944. He served two years with the Second Division USMC in the Pacific Theater and as a battalion surgeon during World War II. Dr. Cole lived and practiced obstetrics and gynecology from 1950-1980 in Pittsfield, MA. He served on the boards of Jacob’s Pillow and Berkshire Country Day School. The Coles spent ten years in St. Thomas, USVI and retired to St. Augustine, FL in 1990. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Phoebe Cole Allen in 1977. Dr. Cole loved the mountains and enjoyed sailing and outdoor sports. He was an avid reader of American history, studied languages and was a livelong advocate of education.

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