Nebraska Authors

Goodwin Deloss Swezey

Born 1851-01-10 Rockford, IL (USA)

Died 1934

Riverside Cemetery, Crete, NE (USA)

Swezey was a long time professor of astronomy at the University of Nebraska. When he retired in 1931, the independent Astronomy Department was terminated, and the subject was taught thereafter as a physics course. Swezey appears in the on-line history of the UNL Physics Department under the title "Goodwin Swezey and the observatory that never was."

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Astronomy; Physics; University of Nebraska Faculty


Beloit College, Wisconsin
A.B., A.M., B.D., Andover Theological Seminary


Professor Lecturer

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Illinois
University of Indiana


Phi Beta
Sigma Xi


New Elementary Agriculture.1903.
Practical Exercises in Astronomy. 1904.
Boys' Book of Astronomy. 1929. (with J. Harris Gable)
Manual of Serials Work. 1936. (with J. Harris Gable)

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Goodwin Deloss Swezey

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