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Newcomb Kinney Chaney

Newcomb Kinney Chaney, American research chemist, chemical engineer. Recipient Potts medal Franklin Institute, May 1939.


  • Chaney, Newcomb Kinney was born on April 27, 1883 in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. Son of Lucian West and Mary (Hill) Chaney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Carleton College, 1904 (honors in philosophy and biology), Master of Science in chemistry and physics, 1905. Rhodes scholar, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 1907-1910, Bachelor of Arts chemistry, 1910. Harrison fellow in chemistry University of Pennsylvania, 1910-1911, Doctor of Philosophy., 1912.


    • Research chemist National Carbon Company, 1914-1920. In charge carbon and battery divisions Union Carbide & Carbon Research laboratories Inc., Long Island City, New York, June 1921-May 1925. Assistant director Research laboratories, National Carbon Company, Inc., 1925-1935.

      Assistant director research United Gas Improvement Company, 1935-1936, director research, 1936-1954, research consultant, since 1955. Research consultant American Gas Association, since 1947. Research foreign and United States patentee in carbon products, synthetic resins, processes for ultra-violent irradiation of foods, petroleum cracking.


    • Contributor professor articles.


    Denomination: Conglist


    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemists, Chemical Society (London). Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (director 1925-1928), American Chemical Society (past chairman Cleveland section, chairman Philadelphia section 1939-1940), American Gas Association, Institute Petroleum Engineers (London), Society Chemical Industry, Alembic. Mason.; Clubs: Chemists (vice president New York City).


    • Married Elsie Elizabeth Webb, July 19, 1911. Children: Elizabeth Webb (Mistress.
    • father: Lucian West Chaney
    • mother: Mary (Hill) Chaney
    • spouse: Elsie Elizabeth Webb
    • child: Elizabeth Webb (Mrs Chaney
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    Died July, 1966
    (aged 83)