Lee Alvin DuBridge (21 September 1901 – 23 January 1994) was an American educator and physicist.
DuBridge was born in
Terre Haute, Indiana, and graduated from Cornell College in 1922, and then began a teaching assignment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he received an M.A. degree in 1924 and a Ph.D. in 1926. DuBridge continued his academic work at the California Institute of Technology, Washington University and the University of Rochester. At Rochester, he began his long career as an academic administrator, serving as dean of the faculty of arts and sciences. On leave from Rochester between 1940 and 1946, he became the founding director of the Radiation Laboratory at MIT. He also served as president of the California Institute of Technology between 1946 and 1969. He was presidential Science Advisor under President Harry S. Truman from 1952 to 1953 and under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1955, and (after retiring from Caltech) under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1970. He died of pneumonia at a retirement home in Duarte, California, on 23 January 1994.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, New York, 1973
Memorial page for DuBridge at the National Academy of Sciences
Caltech oral history interview, Part I
Caltech oral history interview, Part II
1959 film on Golden Key award, "The School Story"
Key Participants: Lee DuBridge - It's in the Blood! A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin, and Sickle Cell Anemia; Key Participants: Lee DuBridge - Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement: A Documentary History
Oral History interview transcript with Lee DuBridge 9 June 1972, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Oral History interview transcript with Lee DuBridge 14 February 1986, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Oral History interview transcript with Lee DuBridge 6 March 1987, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives
National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir