Edward LaChapelle

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Birthday
31, 1926
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Feb 1, 2007 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1926
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Feb 1, 2007 (80)

About

Glaciologist, professor and author who is credited with pioneering the study of avalanches and weather forecasting. He served as a professor at the University of Washington from 1967 to 1982.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Navy in the 40's and graduated with Physics and Math degrees from the University of Puget Sound.

Trivia

He played a key role in the creation of the avalanche transceiver, which serves as a safety measure for skiers.

Family Life

He married and had a son named Randy with Mary Dolores Greenwell.

Associated With

He and politician Sean Parnell both graduated from the University of Puget Sound.