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Nelson Spencer
Regents' Proceedings 93

Nelson W. Spencer, Professor of Electrical Engineering, leave of absence, for one year beginning September 1, 1960 without salary to assume the position of Chief of the Planetary Atmospheres Branch of the Goddard Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautics Space Administration at Beltsville, Maryland.