Stratton, F(rederick) J(ohn) M(arrian)(1881-1960)

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Stratton, F(rederick) J(ohn) M(arrian)(1881-1960)

Professor of astrophysics and a notable member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London. He was born on October 16, 1881, in Birmingham, England. He studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (B.A., 1904; M.A., 1908). In 1928 he began his long tenure as professor of astrophysics and director of the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge (1928-47), with time out during World War II to serve with the Royal Corps of Signals. After the war he became president of Gonville and Caius College (1946-48).

An outstanding scientist of his day, Stratton took a great interest in spontaneous phenomena concerning psi and hauntings, and his reports appear in the Journal of the SPR. He was a member of the SPR for some 60 years and served as president (1953-55) and vice president (1955-60). He was also a charter member of the Parapsychological Association. He died September 2, 1960.


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Stratton, F. J. M. "Four Modern Ghosts." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 39 (1938).

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