Kirby, Bernard C(romwell) (1907–1991)
Professor of sociology who conducted investigations in parapsychology.
Kirby was born on October 9, 1907, in Indianapolis,
Indiana. He attended Denison University, Granville, Ohio
(B.A., 1929), and held various government positions through
the 1930s and 1940s. In 1946 he became an instructor at Farragut
(Idaho) College and Technical Institute (1946–48). He
moved to Seattle to work on his master’s degree at the University
of Washington (M.A., 1950). While completing his Ph.D.
(1953) he worked as an instructor at the University of Washington.
In 1954 he joined the sociology and anthropology faculty
at San Diego State College, California. Kirby investigated the
linkage effect in clairvoyance and conducted experiments in telepathy.
Kirby died on June 1, 1991.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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