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Richard Herman Wilhelm

Richard Herman Wilhelm, American educator. Recipient Professional Progress award American Institute Chemical Engineers, 1952, Warren K. Lewis award in chemical Engineering education, 1966, William H. Walker award, 1951; Industrial and Engineering Chemical award American Chemical Society, 1966. Registered profile engineer, New Jersey.


  • Wilhelm, Richard Herman was born on January 10, 1909 in New York City. Son of Ernst Richard and Ida Emma (Krebs) Wilhelm.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1931, Church E., 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.


    • September 1964); children—Karen Elise, Joan Andrea, Richard David Washburn. Married second, Sarah Kollock Strayer, July 2, 1966. Faculty Princeton, 1934-1968, professor chemical engineering, 1946-1968, department chairman engineering, 1954-1968, Henry Putnam University professor, 1968.

      Industrial consultant Official investigator, National Defense Research Committee, 1941-1943. Consultant chemical warfare panel, Research and Development Board, 1949-1953.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (director 1956-1959), American Chemical Society, American Society Engineering Education, National Academy Engineering, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Club: Nassau.


    • Married Rachel Marjorie Hixson, June 19, 1937 (deceased.; married second, Sarah Kollock Strayer, July 2, 1966. Children: Karen Elise, Joan Andrea, Richard David Washburn.
    • father: Ernst Richard Wilhelm
    • mother: Ida Emma (Krebs) Wilhelm
    • spouses: Rachel Marjorie Hixson
    • Sarah Kollock Strayer
    • children: Karen Elise Wilhelm
    • Joan Andrea Wilhelm
    • Richard David Washburn Wilhelm
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    Born January 10, 1909
    Died August 6, 1968
    (aged 59)