Ernest Fox Nichols, 1869-1924, B.S., Kansas Agricultural College, 1888; M.S., Cornell University, 1893; D.Sc., Cornell University, 1897, was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 1921 and 1922. He was too ill from heart disease during his brief tenure to enter actively into his responsibilities.
Nichols was a professor of physics at Colgate College (1892-1898), Dartmouth College (1898-1903), Yale University (1916), and Columbia University (1903-1916). He was president of Dartmouth from 1909-1916. His special area of expertise was wave radiation.
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