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Robert Thomas Haslam

Robert Thomas Haslam, American chemical engineer. Decorated Chevalier, French National Order Legion of Honor, 1947. Member Army Science Advisory Panel, since 1952.; Member Corporation Massachusetts Institute Technology, since 1949, life; Fellow Institute of Fuel (Great Britain); member American Institute Chemical Engineers (vice president 1927.

Background

  • Haslam, Robert Thomas was born on April 3, 1888 in North Adams, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert Henry and Emma Dawson (Lynch) Haslam.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1911. Doctor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1953.

    Career

    • Assistant in qualitative and quantitative analysis, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1911-1912. With National Carbon Company, Cleveland, O., in Research Laboratory and as assistant superintendent, 1912-1920. Professor chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1920-1927, also director Research Laboratory of Applied Chemistry and director School of Chemical Engineering Practice, in charge of course in gas and fuel engrings., 1927-1935.

      Vice-president and general manager Standard Oil Development Company (subsidiary of Standard Oil Corporation, New Jersey), 1931-1935. Vice president Hydro Engineering & Chemical Company. General sales manager, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, 1935-1942.

      Vice president, 1937-1942. Director Plantation Pipe Line Company, 1940-1942. Director Standard Oil Corporation (New Jersey), 1942-1950, vice president, 1945-1950.

      Director, member Executive Committee American Electric Company. Director W. R. Grace & Company, Tropical Gas Company, Eurofund, Inc.

    Works

    • Author: Fuels and Combustion (with R. P. Russell), 1926. And one of co-authors of Britain’s Fuel Problems. Contributor Journal Industrial Engineering and Chemistry, etc.

    Membership

    Member Army Science Advisory Panel, since 1952. Member Corporation Massachusetts Institute Technology, since 1949, life. Fellow Institute of Fuel (Great Britain).

    Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (vice president 1927. Clubs: University, 29 (New York).

    Connections

    • father: Robert Henry Haslam
    • mother: Emma Dawson (Lynch) Haslam
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    Died April 4, 1961
    (aged 73)
    Nationality

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