Harold E. Taylor
Harold E. Taylor,
Haverford College, MIT, and University of Iowaalumnus, was a Professor of Physics at The Richard Stockton College of New Jerseyfor over 30 years. As one of the original faculty members, Hal did research and instructed in the subjects of Astrophysics, Meteorology, Astronomy, Electronics, and general Physics. One of the research projects Hal instrumented was a large groundwater source heat-pump system to heat and cool the entire academic complex at Stockton. This geothermal well-based system saves the institution around US$500,000 per year in electricity for heating and cooling. Hal also chaired the local Amnesty Internationalchapter in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Hal passed away in December 2001. The college has since renamed the campus observatory, which he helped facilitate in 1974, in his honor.
He is the brother of
Nobel Prize in Physicslaureate Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.
There is also a school scholarship in his name, the Hal Taylor "Cackleberry" Award.fact|date=March 2008
During their youth, Joseph and Hal were enthusiasts of
amateur radio. Together they erected numerous large, rotating antennas, high above the roof of their family's three-story Victorian farmhouse. Their radios were mostly built from a mixture of post-war surplus equipment and junk television sets. Later in life, Hal moved back to the family farm following the death of their father to carry on the tradition and help run the farm. He was known to be interviewed by local news stations during times of extreme weather, such as droughts.
Hal was one of Haverford College's greatest and most admired athletes ever. As a right fullback in soccer he was selected to the first
All-Americanteam in an era when there was only one such eleven, covering all colleges in the country.
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