Powell, Kenneth F(rancis) (1923– )
Engineer who investigated parapsychology. Powell was born
on March 4, 1923, in Boston, Massachusetts, and later studied
at the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1949; M.A., 1951). After
graduation Powell became an analytical engineer at Babcock &
Wilcox (1951–55) and manager at International Business Machines
in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Parapsychological
Association. He took a special interest in psychokinesis.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Powell, Kenneth F., R. A. McConnell, and Ruth J. Snowden.
‘‘Wishing With Dice.’’ Journal of Experimental Psychology 50

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