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Mary Lowe Good

Mary Lowe Good, American investment company executive, educator.


  • Good, Mary Lowe was born on June 20, 1931 in Grapevine, Texas, United States. Daughter of John W. and Winnie (Mercer) Lowe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Arkansas State Teachers College, 1950. Master of Science, University Arkansas, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arkansas, 1955.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Arkansas, 1979. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Illinois, Chicago, 1983. Doctor of Science (honorary), Clarkson University, 1984.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Eastern Michigan University, 1986. Doctor of Science (honorary), Duke University, 1987. Doctor of Science (honorary), St. Mary's College, 1987.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Kenyon College, 1988. Degree (honorary), Stevens Institute of Technology, 1989. Degree (honorary), Lehigh University, 1989.

      Degree (honorary), Northeastern Illinois University, 1989. Degree (honorary), University South Carolina, 1989. Degree (honorary), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1989.

      Degree in law (honorary), Newcomb College Tulane University, 1991. Doctor of Laws (honorary), College William Mary, 1992. Doctor of Science (honorary), Manhattan College, 1992.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Indiana University, 1992. Doctor of Science (honorary), State University of New York, Binghamton, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Monmouth University, 1995. Doctor of Science (honorary), Louisiana State University, 1995. Doctor of Science (honorary), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Michigan State University, 1997. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Michigan, 1998. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Colorado School Mines, 2000.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), University Central Arkansas, Conway, 2007.


    • Instructor Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, summer 1949. From instructor to assistant professor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1954—1958, Boyd professor, 1978—1980. Associate professor to Boyd professor University New Orleans, 1958—1978.

      Vice president, director Reserve R. Uop Inc., 1980—1983. President Signal Research Center Inc., 1983—1985. President engineered materials research divsn Allied-Signal Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, 1986—1987, senior vice president-technical Morristown, New Jersey, 1987—1993.

      Under secretary of commerce for technology Department of Commerce, Washington, 1993-1997. Managing member Venture Capital Investors LLC, Little Rock, 1997—2005, Fund for Arkansas, since 2005. Donaghey University professor, dean College Engineering and Information Technology University Arkansas, Little Rock, since 1998.

      Chairman President's Committee for National Medal Science, 1979-1982. Advisory board National Science Foundation Chemistry Section, 1972-1976. Committee medicinal chemistry National Institutes of Health, 1972-1976, Office of United States Air Force Research, 1974-1978, chemist division Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, 1973-1983, chemical technical division Oak Ridge National Laboratory, catalysis program Lawrence-Berkeley Laboratory.

      Board directors Biogenldec, Inc., 1997-2007, Delta Bank and Trust, Acxiom Inc. Board chemical science and technical, National Research Council, 2003-2004, Government University, industry roundtable, National Research Council, 2000-2005, Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, 1998-1903, Dialoge Com, American Chemical Council, 2002-2005.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member National Science Board, 1980-1991, vice chair, 1984-1988, chair, 1988-1991. Member President' Council Advisors for Science and Technology, 1991-1993. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (Abelson award 1999, president 2000, chairman board directors 2001), American Institute Chemistry (Gold medal 1983), Chemical Society London, Royal Society Chemistry (honorary).

    Member National Academy of Engineering, Academy Arts and Scis, American Philosophical Society, Swedish Academy Engineering, American Chemical Society (1st woman director 1972-1974, regional director 1972-1980, chairman board 1978, 80, board publications, president 1987, member board public since 2002, Garvan medal 1973, Herty medal 1975, award Florida section 1979, Charles Lathrop Parsons award 1991, Priestley medal 2001), International Union Pure and Applied Chmistry (president inorganic division 1980-1985),Alliance for Science and Technology Research in American (chairman board directors since 2000), Zonta (past president New Orleans club, chairman district status of women committee and nominating committee, chairman international Amelia Earhart scholarship committee 1978-1988, president international Foundation 1988-1993, member international board 1988-1990), Rotary International, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Iota Sigma Pi (regional director 1967-1993, honorary member 1983), Arkansas Women's Forum.


    • Married Billy Jewel Good, May 17, 1952 (deceased 2005). Children: Billy, James.
    • father: John W. Lowe
    • mother: Winnie (Mercer) Lowe
    • spouse: Billy Jewel Good
    • children: Billy Good
    • James Good
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    Born June 20, 1931
    • 1950
      Arkansas State Teachers College
    • 1953
      University Arkansas
    • 1955
      University Arkansas
    • 1979
      University Arkansas
    • 1983
      University Illinois
    • 1984
      Clarkson University
    • 1986
      Eastern Michigan University
    • 1987
      Duke University
    • 1987
      St. Mary's College
    • 1988
      Kenyon College
    • 1989
      Stevens Institute of Technology
    • 1989
      Lehigh University
    • 1989
      Northeastern Illinois University
    • 1989
      University South Carolina
    • 1989
      New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • 1991
      Newcomb College Tulane University
    • 1992
      College William Mary
    • 1992
      Manhattan College
    • 1992
      Indiana University
    • 1994
      State University of New York
    • 1994
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • 1995
      Monmouth University
    • 1995
      Louisiana State University
    • 1997
      Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 1997
      Michigan State University
    • 1998
      University Michigan
    • 2007
      University Central Arkansas
    • 1954 - 1958
      from instructor, to assistant professor Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1958 - 1978
      associate, professor to Boyd professor University New Orleans
    • 1980 - 1983
      vice president, Reserve R. Uop Incorporated
    • 1980 - 1983
      director, Reserve R. Uop Incorporated
    • 1983 - 1985
      president, Signal Research Center Incorporated
    • 1986 - 1987
      president, engineered materials research divsn Allied-Signal Incorporated
      Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
    • 1993 - 1997
      under secretary, of commerce for technology Department of Commerce
      Washington, United States
    • 1997 - 2005
      managing member, Venture Capital Investors Limited Liability Company
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1998
      Donaghey University professor, engineering and Information Technology University Arkansas
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1998
      dean College Engineer, engineering and Information Technology University Arkansas
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 2005
      managing member, Venture Capital Investors Limited Liability Company
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