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(1754) Cunningham

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1935 FE. Discovered 1935 Mar. 29 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named in honor of Leland E. Cunningham {1904–1989}, a prolific computer of comet orbits with F. L. Whipple {see planet  (1940)} at Harvard during the 1930s, observer of faint comets, including the discovery of 1941 I and the recovery of comet Gale in 1938, and since 1946 on the staff of the Leuschner Observatory, University of California. (M 3934)

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