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John William Chittum

John William Chittum, American educator, chemist. Recipient Alumni Certificate Merit, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1956. Member Wooster City School Board, 1958-1961.; Member general conference Methodist Church, 1956, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 76, also; Member American Chemical Society, Federation American Scientists, Ohio Academy Sciences, Society Social Responsibility in Science, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Chittum, John William was born on July 19, 1901 in Wapello, Iowa, United States. Son of John Hefner and Ida Mae (Davis) Chittum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1922, Doctor of Science, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1924.

    Career

    • Instructor, Eddyville (Iowa) High School, 1922-1923. Professor physics Wesleyan College, 1924-1927. Professor of chemistry Olivet (Michigan) College, 1928-1929.

      Member of faculty College Wooster (Ohio), from 1929, professor of chemistry, from 1938, department chairman, from 1959, Brown professor, from 1959.

    Works

    • Author laboratory manuals. Editor: (with Roy I. Grady) The Chemist at Work, 1940.

    Membership

    Member Wooster City School Board, 1958-1961. Member general conference Methodist Church, 1956, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 76, also. Member American Chemical Society, Federation American Scientists, Ohio Academy Sciences, Society Social Responsibility in Science, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Alma Pearl Spencer, August 22, 1924. Children: John Raymond, Edith Eileen (Mistress.
    • father: John Hefner Chittum
    • mother: Ida Mae (Davis) Chittum
    • spouse: Alma Pearl Spencer
    • children: John Raymond Chittum
    • Edith Eileen (Mrs Chittum
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    Born July 19, 1901
    Died March 31, 1980
    (aged 78)
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