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Robert Dallas Landrum

Robert Dallas Landrum, American chemical engineer. member Am: Chemical Society (secretary Cleveland section 1919-1920), American Institute Chemical Engineers, Society Chemical Industry, Keramos, Pi Gamma Mu, Acacia, Societe de Chimie Industrielle, France.; Member Chicago Drug and Chemical Association (director) 1935-1936), Chicago Association Commerce, Central District Enamelers; Mason.

Background

  • Landrum, Robert Dallas was born on February 8, 1882 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of James Wesley and Kate (Tolbert) Landrum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, 1904, Master of Science, 1909, Ch.E., 1914.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Peggy Annual Chemist and enameler, Columbian Enameling & Stamping Company, 1904-1907. Assistant professor of chemistry, University of Kansas, 1907-1910. Chemical engineer Lisk Manufacturing Company, Canandaigua, New York, 1910-1913.

      Construction engineering Michigan Enameling Works, Kalamazoo, Michigan, General Stamping Company, Canton, O., 1913-1914. Chemical, engineer and manager service department Harshaw Fuller & Goodwin Company, manufacturers industrial chemicals, Cleveland, O., 1914-1922. Vice president Vitreous Enameling Company, also Vitreous Steel Products Company, Cleveland, 1922-1925.

      General manager Ceramic Materials Division Titanium Alloy Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, 1925-1932. Sales manager Harshaw Chemical Company, Chicago, 1932-1935, manager special products division, 1935-1942, manager technical sales 1942 to date. Fel. American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ceramic Society (chairman war service committee, 1917-1919, trustee, 1918-1920, vice president, 1923-1924, president, 1924-1925, trustee ex officio 1925-1927).

      Member Am: Chemical Society (secretary Cleveland section 1919-1920), American Institute Chemical Engineers, Society Chemical Industry, Keramos, Pi Gamma Mu, Acacia, Societe de Chimie Industrielle, France.

    Works

    • Author: Enamel, 1918. Bibliography and Abstracts of Literature on Enamels, 1929. Also numerous articles and technical papers.

    Politics

    Church should be engaged in public policy debates and participate actively in consultations with government.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

    Membership

    Member Am: Chemical Society (secretary Cleveland section 1919-1920), American Institute Chemical Engineers, Society Chemical Industry, Keramos, Pi Gamma Mu, Acacia, Societe de Chimie Industrielle, France. Member Chicago Drug and Chemical Association (director) 1935-1936), Chicago Association Commerce, Central District Enamelers. Mason.; Clubs: Cleveland, University, Chagrin Valley Country, Chemists’ (New York).

    .; Member National Technology Salvage Advisory Committee, War Production Board.

    Connections

    • Married Ethel Price Sherwood, September 1, 1908 (died 1935).; married second, Margaret Elizabeth Carr, 1937. Children: Sherwood, Robert James, Kate Tolbert.
    • father: James Wesley Landrum
    • mother: Kate (Tolbert) Landrum
    • spouses: Ethel Price Sherwood
    • Margaret Elizabeth Carr
    • children: Sherwood Landrum
    • Robert James Landrum
    • Kate Tolbert Landrum
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    Born February 8, 1882
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