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’.
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.
Born December 16, 1870