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William Campbell Root

William Campbell Root, American educator. Recipient James Norris Flack award for outstanding achievement in teaching in chemistry. Fellow Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; member American Chemical Society, American Anthropological Association, Society American Archeology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Theta Delta Chi.

Background

  • Root, William Campbell was born on October 26, 1903 in Grass Valley, California, United States. Son of Orville Hurd and Jean Marion (Campbell) Root.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, 1925. A.M., Harvard, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932.

    Career

    • Research associate Harvard, 1930-1932. Instructor chemistry Bowdoin College, 1932-1934, assistant professor, 1934-1939, associate professor, 1939-1946, department chairman, 1941-1966, professor from 1946, Charles W. Pickard professor of chemistry, 1952-1969.

    Works

    • Contributor technical articles science journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Member American Chemical Society, American Anthropological Association, Society American Archeology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Theta Delta Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Pauline Dikeman, April.
    • father: Orville Hurd Root
    • mother: Jean Marion (Campbell) Root
    • spouse: Pauline Dikeman
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    Died June 13, 1969
    (aged 65)
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