Chicago Tribune (IL) - April 03, 1946
OLIN H. BASQUIN, 77, FORMER N. U. PROFESSOR, DIES
Services for Olin Hanson Basquin, 77, of 225 Kedzie st., Evanston, Illinois, vice president in charge of engineering for the Haskelite Manufacturing corporation of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and for 25 years a member of the faculty of Northwestern university, will be held tomorrow in Beverly Hills, California. He died in California while on a vacation trip.
A native of Dows, Iowa, he was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and Harvard universities and obtained his master's degree and his Ph. D from Northwestern.
From 1897 to 1899, he was chief engineer of the Luxfer Prism companies, being stationed successively in Chicago, London, and Berlin.
He became an assistant physics professor at Northwestern in 1901 and professor of applied mechanics in 1909.
He remained with the university until joining the Haskelite corporation in 1926. Mr. Basquin was the author of many papers on experimental physics, and in 1915 he was awarded the Chanute medal by the Western Society of Engineers for the best paper on civil engineering.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Stuart Basquin, and two sons, Maurice H. and Harold Guthrie Basquin.