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Robert Louis Livingston

Robert Louis Livingston, American chemist, educator. Recipient Standard Oil Teaching award, 1968. Member American Chemical Society (secretary div. chemical education 1963-1968.


  • Livingston, Robert Louis was born on November 15, 1918 in Ada, Ohio, United States. Son of Ralph and Ruth (Sink) Livingston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1939. Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1941, Doctor of Philosophy., 1943. Associate chemist Naval Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1944-1946.

      Faculty Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, since 1946, professor of chemistry, since 1954, assistant department head, 1960-1968. Director National Science Foundation-URP Program, 1969-1972. Cons. College Entrance Examination Board, since 1972.


    • Research on molecular structure of gaseous molecules by electron diffraction.


    • Author: (with F.D. Martin) General Chemistry, public annually 1952-1964. Contributor to (with F.D. Martin) professional jours.


    Member American Chemical Society (secretary div. chemical education 1963-1968.


    • Married Virginia Capron, May 30, 1943 (divorced 1973).; married Jean Moriarty, August 25, 1979. Children: Douglas, Roy, Margaret, Bruce.
    • father: Ralph Livingston
    • mother: Ruth (Sink) Livingston
    • spouses: Virginia Capron
    • Jean Moriarty
    • children: Douglas Livingston
    • Roy Livingston
    • Margaret Livingston
    • Bruce Livingston
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    Born November 15, 1918
    Died August 21, 1983
    (aged 64)