Party affiliation: Democrat
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.
- 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.
Born October 26, 1903