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Louis Hoffman Goodson

Louis Hoffman Goodson, American biochemist. Recipient Science award Council Principal Scientists, 1974; grantee National Cancer Institute, 1948-1962; co-recipient International Rectifier -100 award, 1972, 76, 77.


  • Goodson, Louis Hoffman was born on April 5, 1913 in Liberty, Missouri, United States. Son of William Hammack and Luella (Hoffman) Goodson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Missouri, 1935. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940. Chemist Maltbie laboratories, Newark, 1940-1944.

      Assistant laboratory director George A. Breon Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1944-1947. With Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, 1948-1982, principal biochemist, 1964-1969, senior advisor for biology, 1969-1977, principal advisor for biology, 1977-1982.


    • Chemist Maltbie Labs. Assistant lab; director George A. Breon Company, Kansas City, Mo.


    • Author.


    Denomination: Baptist


    Member American Chemical Society (chairman Kansas City 1956, nat. councilor 1957-1960), Missouri Academy Science, American Defense Preparedness Association, Kansas City Movie Makers, National Association Watch and Clock Collectors, Clay County Museum Association (director) 1979-1981), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Dorothy Elizabeth Hoffman, February 14, 1940. Children: Eleanor, Marilyn, Cynthia.
    • father: William Hammack Goodson
    • mother: Luella (Hoffman) Goodson
    • spouse: Dorothy Elizabeth Hoffman
    • children: Eleanor Goodson
    • Marilyn Goodson
    • Cynthia Goodson
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    Died December 9, 1982
    (aged 69)