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Grover Leon Bridger

Grover Leon Bridger, American chemical engineer. Fellow American Institute Chemical Engineers; member American Society Engineering Education, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Background

  • Bridger, Grover Leon was born on July 11, 1911 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Grover Cleveland and May (Beckham) Bridger.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rice Institute, 1933, A.M., 1935. Doctor of Philosophy., Iowa State College, 1938.

    Career

    • Graduate assistant, instructor chemical engineering Iowa State College, Ames, 1935-1938, head department chemical and mining engineering, also in charge chemical engineering divisions Engineering Experiment Station and Ames Laboratory of Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1955. Instructor chemical engineering Rice Institute, 1938-1939. Project leader and chief of process development div.

      Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson Dam, Alabama, 1939-1947. Professor chemical engineering Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, 1964-1978, director School Chemical Engineering, 1968-1978. Cons. chemical engineer, 1947-1978, director agricultural chemical research Davison Chemical Company Baltimore, 1955-1957, W.R. Grace & Company, 1957-1964.

      Consultant on development of recently discovered phosphate deposits in Southern Rhodesia (visited area in 1948, 50). Smith-Mundt appointee to New Zealand to survey fertilizer production problems summer 1951. Registered profile engineer, Iowa, Georgia, Maryland.

    Works

    • Author: Development of Processes for Production of Concentrated Superphosphate, Tennessee Valley Authority Chemical Engineering Report Northern 5 (book-length bulletin), 1949. Contributor articles technical journals Patentee in field.

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Chemical Engineers. Member American Society Engineering Education, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Lou Everett, August 2, 1941. Children: Carolyn A., Susan E., Ellen E., Elizabeth L. Engaged in plant operations and research Shell Petroleum Corporation.
    • father: Grover Cleveland Bridger
    • mother: May (Beckham) Bridger
    • spouse: Elizabeth Lou Everett
    • children: Carolyn A. Bridger
    • Susan E. Bridger
    • Ellen E. Bridger
    • Elizabeth L. Engaged in plant operations and research Shell Petroleum Corp Bridger
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    Died November 3, 1978
    (aged 67)
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