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Robert Wilkinson Edwards

Robert Wilkinson Edwards, American microbiologist. Decorated Bronze Star medal, Air medal. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945; Member New York Academy Sciences, American Society Microbiologists, Society Industrial Microbiologists, National Association Corrosion Engineers, Marine Technology Society, American Association Contamination Control, Quiet Birdmen.; Club: OX-5 of America Braddock Heights Doctor of Medicine.

Background

  • Edwards, Robert Wilkinson was born on April 6, 1914 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of William Dresser and Lucy (Wilkinson) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Memphis State College, 1948. Master of Sciences, University Tennessee, 1949.

    Career

    • 1 son, Robert Wilkinson. Civilian pilot, 1930-1940. President Edwards Aircraft Corporation, Memphis, 1938-1940.

      Assistant traffic manager Chicago & Southern Airlines, Houston, 1945-1946. Assistant professor Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookville, 1949-1951. Chief bacteriologist Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1951-1953.

      Microbiologist United States Army, 1956-1966. Technical staff scientist Airtronics, Inc., Washington, 1966-1969. Consultant applied microbiology.

    Membership

    Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945. Member New York Academy Sciences, American Society Microbiologists, Society Industrial Microbiologists, National Association Corrosion Engineers, Marine Technology Society, American Association Contamination Control, Quiet Birdmen. Club: OX-5 of America Braddock Heights Doctor of Medicine.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Mae Rawlins, April.
    • father: William Dresser Edwards
    • mother: Lucy (Wilkinson) Edwards
    • spouse: Ruth Mae Rawlins
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    Born April 6, 1914
    Died September 24, 1969
    (aged 55)
    Nationality

    Award