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Jones, Douglas Emron



  • Existence: 1930-2016

Biographical History

Douglas Emron Jones (1930-2016) is a retired professor of physics in Utah.

Douglas Emron Jones was born on August 19, 1930 in Long Beach, California to Emron Higbee Jones and Jennie Cox. He grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Pasadena Junior High School. After graduation Jones joined the United States Air Force, serving between 1950 and 1954. A year after his return, in 1955, he married Donna McFarland. They had five children.

Jones then attended Brigham Young University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1957 and a master's degree in 1959. He then worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California from 1959 to 1962 before returning to Brigham Young University to complete a Ph.D. in Physics in 1964. Upon completing his degree he joined the university's Department of Physics. During his career he was involved in the American Geophysical Union and American Physical Society, and his research interests included solar and planetary/space physics. Jones retired from the university in 2004. Douglas Emron Jones passed away June 20, 2016.


A measurement of the magnetic moment of Lithium [superscript7] in Bohr magnetons at 24,000 megacycles using narrow band detection, 1959: t.p. (Douglas Emron Jones)

A measurement and analysis of the brightness temperature distribution over the planet Venus at wavelengths of 13.5 and 19 millimeters utilizing the Mariner R II spacecraft, 1964: t.p. (Douglas Emron Jones)

D. E. Jones papers, 1970-1992: (Douglas Emron Jones)

American men & women of science, 2007: p. 132 (Douglas Emron Jones; b. Aug. 19, 1930 in Long Beach, Calif.; m. 1955, 5 children; BS, Brigham Young University, 1957; MS, Brigham Young University, 1959; Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1964; joined faculty in 1964; retired, 2004; space scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1959-1962; member of American Geophysical Union and American Physical Society; research interests: solar physics, planetary/space physics)

UPB files, May 6, 2014 (Douglas E. Jones; Douglas Emron Jones; wife: Donna McFarland; grew up in South Alhambra and San Gabriel, Los Angeles; attended Pasadena Junior College; served in Air Force, 1950-1954), via WWW, May 6, 2014 (parents: Emron Higbee Jones and Jennie Cox)

UPB files, December 6, 2017 (died June 20, 2016)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Douglas Emron Jones papers

Identifier: UA 5419
Overview The collection contains papers from Douglas Emron Jones. These papers pertain to his life history and to proposals from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Dates: 1962-2012