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Milton C. Whitaker

Milton C. Whitaker, American chemical engineer. Awarded Perkin medal “for distinguished services to applied chemistry,” 1923; medal for Excellence, Columbia, 1950; Chandler medal, Columbia, 1951. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (president 1914), American Institute Chemists, American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemists’.

Background

  • Whitaker, Milton C. was born on December 16, 1870 in Frazeysburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Reuben B. and Jennie (Magruder) Whitaker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, 1898. Master of Science, 1900, Doctor of Laws, 1913. D.Chem. Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1915.

    Career

    • Instructor in chemistry, University of Colorado, 1898. Columbia, 1902; chemist, 1903, general superintendent, 1903-1910, Welsbach Company. Professor chemical engineering, Columbia University, 1911-1917.

      Vice president United States Industrial Alcohol Company, 1917-1927. President United States Industrial Chemical Company, 1917-1927. Consultant practice in New York City, 1927-1930.

      Vice-president, director American Cyanamid Company, 1930-1947, consultant, since 1947. Director Ruberoid Company. Editor Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 1911-1916.

    Membership

    Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (president 1914), American Institute Chemists, American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemists’. Clubs: Chemists, Rockefeller Center Luncheon.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel Martin, July 9, 1900.; married second, Frances Strader Culver, June 16, 1934. Children: John M., Robert M.
    • father: Reuben B. Whitaker
    • mother: Jennie (Magruder) Whitaker
    • spouses: Mabel Martin
    • Frances Strader Culver
    • children: John M. Whitaker
    • Robert M Whitaker
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    Born December 16, 1870
    Died April 2, 1963
    (aged 92)
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