Frank Earl Marble (1918-2014) earned
his PhD from Caltech in 1948, and remained as GALCIT faculty and active in his research at
Caltech for over fifty years. The Frank E. Marble papers illustrate Marble's contributions
to the field of aeronautics and mechanical engineering, and consist of correspondence,
research notes, notebooks, and writings.
Frank Earl Marble was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 1918. He earned both his B.S. in
Mechanical Engineering (1940), and M.S. in Applied Mathematics (1942) from the Case School
of Applied Science. In 1946, after earning a pre-doctoral fellowship from the National
Research Council, he and his wife Ora Lee moved to Pasadena to pursue his PhD in Aeronautics
and Mathematics at Caltech. Despite his original intention of staying at Caltech for two
years, Marble remained as faculty until his retirement in 1989. After his formal retirement,
his research continued while holding the status of Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman
Professor, Emeritus until his passing in 2014.
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