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Kenneth Wayne Sherk

Kenneth Wayne Sherk, American educator. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society (section chairman 1964), Sigma Xi, Acacia.; Mason.

Background

  • Sherk, Kenneth Wayne was born on March 29, 1907 in Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States. Son of Alvin Lloyd and Florence Ethel (Bisbey) Sherk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Reed College, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy. (Pfister research fellow) Cornell Univercity, 1934.

    Career

    • Assistant chemistry Cornell, 1928-1930, 31-33. Teaching fellow Rice Institute, Houston, 1930-1931. Assistant professor of chemistry Smith College, 1935-1943, associate professor, 1943-1951, professor, 1951-1972, department chairman chemistry, 1951-1958, director graduate study, 1959-1968, director Clark Science Center, 1969-1972, director National Science Foundation In-Service Institute, 1960-1961, 63-64, 66-67, 69-70.

      Associate professor of University Hawaii, 1949-1950. Chairman Williamsburg (Massachusetts) Board Health, 1946-1948, Williamsburg School Board, 1954-1968. Director Region II Massachusetts Committee Public Safety, 1942-1943.

      Massachusetts advisory council for university extension and correspondent courses, 1959-1965.

    Works

    • Contributor science articles to chemical journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society (section chairman 1964), Sigma Xi, Acacia.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Lucille Blacking, June 7, 1930. Children: Larry Wayne, Lida Dee, Betty Blacking, Kenneth Lloyd, Marjorie Joy, Jerome Ray.
    • father: Alvin Lloyd Sherk
    • mother: Florence Ethel (Bisbey) Sherk
    • spouse: Dorothy Lucille Blacking
    • children: Larry Wayne Sherk
    • Lida Dee Sherk
    • Betty Blacking Sherk
    • Kenneth Lloyd Sherk
    • Marjorie Joy Sherk
    • Jerome Ray Sherk
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    Died August 11, 1972
    (aged 65)
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