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Chester Earl Gray

Chester Earl Gray, American dairy scientist, creamery executive. Award in his honor, Apr. Member California State Board of Agriculture, 1929-1940; member committee advisory to director Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California; Member American Chemical Society, American Dairy Science Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

  • Gray, Chester Earl was born on May 16, 1881 in Columbus Junction, Iowa, United States. Son of James Edward and Margaret Jane (Dawdy) Gray.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Iowa State College, 1901, Master of Science, 1924.

    Career

    • Assistant in agricultural chemistry, Iowa State College, 1901-1902. Chemist Continental Creamery Company, Topeka, Kansas, 1902-1903, Beatrice (Nebraska) Creamery Company, 1904-1905. Chemist in charge Research Laboratory, Dairy Division bureau of Animal Industry United States Department of Agriculture, 1905-1908.

      Assistant general manager Central Creamery Company (now Golden State Limited company), Eureka, California, 1908-1915. General manager California Central Creameries (now Golden State Limited company), San Francisco, 1915, president, 1915-1933. Chairman of the Board Golden State Limited company, 1931-1937, now director.

    Works

    • Author of bulletins public by Department of Agriculture, Dry Milk Institute, to encourage outstanding contributions and meritorious achievements in dry milk production, distribution and research established the C. E. Gray Award in his honor, April 1943.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member California State Board of Agriculture, 1929-1940. Member committee advisory to director Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California. Member American Chemical Society, American Dairy Science Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Clubs: Commonwealth, Commerical (San Francisco). Club (Berkeley).

    Connections

    • Married Rachel L. Mosier, April. Children: Catherine Jane, Annabel.
    • father: James Edward Gray
    • mother: Margaret Jane (Dawdy) Gray
    • spouse: Rachel L. Mosier
    • children: Catherine Jane Gray
    • Annabel Gray
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    Died September 19, 1944
    (aged 63)
    Nationality

    Award