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Benjamin Douglass Van Evera

Benjamin Douglass Van Evera, American educator. award 1956), Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma (profl; award 1965), Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa.


  • Evera, Benjamin Douglass Van was born on May 28, 1901 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Son of Charles and Henrietta (Kepler) Van Evera.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Coe College, 1923, Doctor of Science (honorary), 1952. Master of Science, Iowa State College, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy., State University Iowa, 1937.


    • With George Washington University, 1925-1970, successively instructor chemistry, assistant professor, Executive officer chemistry department, assistant professor, professor, 1938-1970. Administrative director Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, 1942-1946, coordinator science activities, 1946-1957, dean for sponsored research, 1957-1966. Survey for India Government of fertilizer plants with National Research Council and Technology Cooperation Administration, 1952.


    • Associate editor Journal Chemical Education, 1949-1955.


    Member American Chemical Society, Chemical Society Washington (president 1949), American Association University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education, Washington Academy Sciences (president 1962-1963), American Institute Chemists (honor award 1956), Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma (professional service award 1965), Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


    • Married Margaret Lorimer, September 12, 1925.
    • father: Charles Evera
    • mother: Henrietta (Kepler) Van Evera
    • spouse: Margaret Lorimer
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    Born March 28, 1901
    Died April 9, 1970
    (aged 69)