Thorogood, Brackett K(irkwood) (1881-1965)

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Thorogood, Brackett K(irkwood) (1881-1965)

Engineer and educator who wrote on parapsychological subjects. He was born on December 21, 1881, at Cambridge, Massachusetts and educated at the Chauncy Hall School, the Lowell Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1922 he became a technical and technological consultant and then beginning in 1938 to 1957 was the director of the Franklin Technical Institute.

Thorogood had more than a passing interest in medium-ship and became involved in the latter stages of the controversy over the mediumship of Mina Crandon (i.e. "Margery" ). He also served as a consultant to American Society for Psychical Research during the turbulent years of the 1930s. He died November 1965.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

Thorogood, Brackett K. "The Margery Mediumship." Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research 22 (1933).

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