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Joseph Franklin Foster

Joseph Franklin Foster, American biochemist, educator.

Background

  • Foster, Joseph Franklin was born on May 17, 1918 in Marion, Indiana, United States. Son of DeWitt L. and Grace (Cameron) Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1943.

    Career

    • School, Harvard, 1943-1945. Research chemist American Maize Products Company, Roby, Indiana, 1945-1946, consultant, 1948-1959. Faculty Iowa State University, 1946-1954.

      Member of faculty Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1954-1975, professor, 1957-1975, head department chemistry, 1967-1975. Cons. Central Research laboratories General Foods Corporation, 1960-1963, National Institutes of Health, 1962-1966, Army Quartermaster Corps., 1963-1964, Dow Biological laboratories, 1972-1975.

    Works

    • Author: (with S.W. Fox) Introduction to Protein Chemistry, 1957. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of faculty Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1954-1975, professor, 1957-1975, head department chemistry, 1967-1975. Cons. Central Research laboratories General Foods Corporation, 1960-1963, National Institutes of Health, 1962-1966, Army Quartermaster Corps., 1963-1964, Dow Biological laboratories, 1972-1975. Member American Chemical Society (Joseph F. Foster Memorial Symposium 1976), American Society Biological Chemists, Biophysics Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association University Professors, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth E. Hobson, June 8, 1940. Children: Ann E. (Mistress.
    • father: DeWitt L. Foster
    • mother: Grace (Cameron) Foster
    • spouse: Ruth E. Hobson
    • child: Ann E. (Mrs Foster
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    Born March 17, 1918
    Died October 6, 1975
    (aged 57)
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