- 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.
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).
Born April 27, 1883