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Frank Harold Spedding

Frank Harold Spedding, Canadian educator. Member Plutonium Project Council, 1942-1946.; Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member National Academy Sciences, Austrian Chemical Society (honorary), American Chemical Society, Faraday Society, Society Applied Spectroscopy, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Spedding, Frank Harold was born on October 22, 1902 in Hamilton, Ontario. Son of Howard Leslie and Mary Ann Elizabeth (Marshall) Spedding.

  • Education

    • B. Chemical E., University of Michigan, 1921-1925. Master of Science, Chemical, 1925-1926, Doctor of Science, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy., Chemical, U.Cal., 1926-1929.

      Doctor of Laws, Drake U., 1946. Doctor of Science, Case Institute Technology, 1956.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Mary Ann Elizabeth. Teaching assistant analytical chemistry University of Michigan, 1923-1925. Teaching fellow, 1925-1926.

      Teaching fellow chemistry University of California, 1926-1929, instructor chemistry, 1929-1930, National Research fellow chemistry 1930-1932, instructor chemistry, 1932-1934. Guggenheim professorship abroad (England, Germany, Russia), 1934-1935. George Fisher Baker assistant professor Cornell Univercity, 1935-1937.

      Associate professor physical chemistry, head of physical chemistry section Iowa State College, 1937-1941, professor physical chemistry, from 1941, professor physics, from 1950, professor metallurgy, 1962, professor emeritus chemistry, metallurgy and physics. Also Distinguished professor of science and humanities. Director Institute Atomic Research, Iowa State University, and Ames Laboratory of Atomic Energy Commission, 1948-1968.

      Principal scientist Ames Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission, Iowa State University, from 1968. Organized and directed the chemistry div. of Plutonium Project at Chicago for atomic bomb research, 1942-1943. Member of the Board of Governors, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, (Government atomic research laboratory), 1946-1948.

      Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1937-1951, honorary discharge, 1951.

    Works

    • Contributor arts. to Physical Review, Journal American Chemical Society, Journal Chemical Physics, etc.

    Membership

    Member Plutonium Project Council, 1942-1946. Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member National Academy Sciences, Austrian Chemical Society (honorary), American Chemical Society, Faraday Society, Society Applied Spectroscopy, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Ethel Annie MacFarlane, June 21, 1931.
    • father: Howard Leslie Spedding
    • mother: Mary Ann Elizabeth (Marshall) Spedding
    • spouse: Ethel Annie MacFarlane
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    Born October 22, 1902
    Died December 15, 1984
    (aged 82)
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