Washington Post - Times Herald, Washington, D.C. - September 5, 1966
American University Professor Of Physics
David Ward Saltus, 41, an Arlington physics professor, died
Friday, Sept 5, in Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital.
Mr. Saltus, who lived at 1417 S. Greenbrier Street., Arlington, had taught evening courses
at American University since 1963. Earlier, he had been a physics teacher at the
Sidwell Friends School in Washington and at Wakefield High School in Arlington.
He received the National Science Teachers Association's award in 1958 for outstanding
teaching ability at Wakefield.
Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Mr. Saltus received his bachelor's and master's
degrees at Harvard. He was working for his Ph.D. at George Washington University at
the time of his death.
During World War II, he served in the Navy as a radar officer. In addition to
teaching, he worked part-time since 1955 at the Reed Research Foundation in Washington,
the Bureau of Ships and at Robert Taggart Inc., in Falls Church.
Mr. Saltus was an amateur sculptor and his friends and family plan to establish a memorial
fund to aid art students.