Harold Lee Alden
Harold Lee Alden was an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia who was hired by Yale University in 1925 to travel to South Africa to direct an observatory there. Alden's work focused on measuring the distance to stars using the parallax method. He began his tenure at UVa in 1914. 
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Alden received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College and his master's in science from the University of Chicago in 1913. He received a doctorate from UVA in 1917. 
- Web. Dr. Harold Alden Accepts Offer From Yale University, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 12, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 12, 1925 page 1.