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Albert Watson Davison

Albert Watson Davison, American consultant engineer.


  • Davison, Albert Watson was born on April 24, 1888 in Alexandria, Ohio, United States. Son of Watson and Hester Ann (Beaumont) Davison.

  • Education

    • Student Doane Academy, Granville, O. Bachelor of Science, Denison U., 1910, Doctor of Science, 1950. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1912.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell, 1914. Doctor of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1942.


    • Fellow in chemistry Ohio State University, 1910-1911, assistant in chemistry, 1911-1912. Same, Cornell Univercity, 1913-1914. Assistant professor physical chemistry U. Cincinnati, 1914-1917.

      Manager Virginia Haloid Company. New York City, 1919-1921. Professor physical chemistry Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1921-1925, professor chemical engineering and head department, 1925-1942.

      Science director Owens-Corning “Fiberglas” Corporation, Newark, Ohio, 1943-1948, director research, 1949-1953. Consultant chemical, engineer since 1953.


    • Author: Laboratory Manual of Physical Chemistry (with Henry S. van Klooster, W. A. Bauer), 1941. Contributor to chemical publications.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Fellow in chemistry Ohio State University, 1910-1911, assistant in chemistry, 1911-1912. Served as First lieutenant Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1917-1918, captain Chemical Warfare Service, 1918-1919. Trustee Denison U.; Member American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Rensselaer Society Engineers, American Ceramic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ordnance Association, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Chi.

    Alpha Chi Sigma.; Mason. Club: Chemists (New York.


    • Married Ida Corena MacDaniel, June 22, 1915. Children: Frances Ann (Mistress.
    • father: Watson Davison
    • mother: Hester Ann (Beaumont) Davison
    • spouse: Ida Corena MacDaniel
    • child: Frances Ann (Mrs Davison
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    Born April 24, 1888
    Died November 2, 1960
    (aged 72)