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Herman Sokol

Herman Sokol, American pharmaceutical executive. Member American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (director) 1975-1982), Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Background

  • Sokol, Herman was born on October 14, 1916 in Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph and Rose (Mann) Sokol.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Montclair State College, 1937. Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy. in Organic Chemistry, New York University, 1944.

    Career

    • Research chemist Rubber Reserve Corporation (Office of Scientific Research and Development), 1942-1944. Research chemist, group leader, technical superintendent Heyden Chemical Corporation, 1944-1950, manager antibiotics research div., 1950-1953. Vice president research and development Heyden Newport Chemical Corporation, 1954-1958, executive vice-president, director, 1958-1962.

      President, director American Plastics Corporation, New York City, 1958-1961. President Bristol laboratories International Corporation, 1963-1967. Vice president Bristol-Myers Company, 1963-1967, senior vice president, 1967-1976, president, 1977-1982, also director.

      Trustee East River Savings Bank., New York City, since 1971. Director International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., New York City, Global Assessment of Functioning Corporation, New York City, 1980-1983, Albany International Corporation (New York), 1981-1983. Board of directors Whitehead Institute for biomedical Research, Greenwich, Connecticut.

    Membership

    Member American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (director) 1975-1982), Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Augusta McCormack, July 4, 1942.
    • father: Joseph Sokol
    • mother: Rose (Mann) Sokol
    • spouse: Margaret Augusta McCormack
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    Died June 21, 1985
    (aged 68)
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