Branson received a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude from Virginia State College in 1936. In 1936 he received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cincinnati. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Howard University , 1941-43. He was named Director of the ESMWT (Engineering, Science and Management War Training) Program at Howard (1942-44). From 1946 to 1950 he was named Director of the Research Corporation Project at Howard University. In 1944 Dr. Branson became a full professor of Physics and was made Chairman of the Physics Department and served there until 1968 when he was appointed President at Central State University. In 1970 Dr. Branson became President of Lincoln University and served until his retirement in 1985.
" Dr. Herman Branson was an AAAS Fellow (1936-1939). He was a member of Sigma Xi, the honor society for the American Chemical Society and the Sigma Pi Sigma, the society for the American Physics Association. He was a Rosenwald Fellow and a senior fellow at the National Research Council. He was a member of the American Physical Society, Washington Academy of Science, Philosophical Society of Washington, Carver Research Foundation, National Science Teachers Association, the National Medical Fellowship (1971), and the National Research Council (1972 to 1995)."
Dr. Herman Branson died on June 7, 1995.
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