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William Hultz Walker

William Hultz Walker, American chemical engineer. Awarded Nichols medal, 1908. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Electrochemical Society (president 1910-1911), American Chemical Society (president Eastern Section 1904), American Society for Testing Materials, Society Chemical Industry (London).

Background

  • Walker, William Hultz was born on April 7, 1869 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David H. and Anna (Blair) Walker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State College, 1890. A.M., Doctor of Philisophy, University of Göttingen, 1892. Doctor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1915.

    Career

    • Professor industrial chemistry, now chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1894-1921. Lecturer on industrial chemistry, Harvard, 1905-1908. Consultant chemical engineer, since 1900.

      Member Little & Walker, 1900-1905. Director research laboratory applied chemistry, Chemical Products Company Professional work has been principally in the production of art glass, the manufacturer of sterling silver, the chemistry of cellulose and its industrial applications and uses, the cause and prevention of the corrosion of iron and steel, and the technology of petroleum. Has invented and introduced numerous industrial processes of value.

      Commissioned lieutenant colonel N.A., 1917. Chief of chemical service section. Promoted colonel United States of America, in charge Gas Offense Division Chemical Warfare Service.

      Commander officer Edgewood Arsenal.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Electrochemical Society (president 1910-1911), American Chemical Society (president Eastern Section 1904), American Society for Testing Materials, Society Chemical Industry (London).

    Connections

    • Married Isabelle Luther, September 15, 1896.
    • father: David H. Walker
    • mother: Anna (Blair) Walker
    • spouse: Isabelle Luther
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    Died July 9, 1934
    (aged 65)
    Nationality

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