Thorogood, Brackett K(irkwood)
(1881–1965)
Engineer and educator who wrote on parapsychological
subjects. He was born on December 21, 1881, at Cambridge,
Massachusetts and educated at the Chauncy Hall School, the
Lowell Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 1922 he became a technical and technological consultant
and then beginning in 1938 to 1957 was the director of the
Franklin Technical Institute.
Thorogood had more than a passing interest in mediumship
and became involved in the latter stages of the controversy
over the mediumship of Mina Crandon (i.e. ‘‘Margery’’). He
also served as a consultant to American Society for Psychical
Research during the turbulent years of the 1930s. He died November
1965.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Thorogood, Brackett K. ‘‘The Margery Mediumship.’’ Proceedings
of the American Society for Psychical Research 22
(1933).