FBI Files of Former Cornell University President Revealed | The Cornell Daily Sun.
The FBI was on him.
It was June 25, 1955, at the height of the second Red Scare, and Dale Raymond Corson, then a professor of physics and engineering physics at Cornell, was under investigation. He was hoping to be cleared for access to classified defense information to help aid American security efforts. But the FBI had found something it believed to be a credible threat — and brought Corson in for questioning.