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Howard Steinberg

Howard Steinberg, American chemical company executive, consultant. Achievements include researcher and coauthor with Professor Donald J. Cram in the first two papers of his seminal work (Host-Guest chemistry) leading to his 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Background

  • Steinberg, Howard was born on August 23, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Leo and Hattie (Seskind) Steinberg.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1946—1948. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1948—1951.

    Career

    • Research chemist Aerojet General Corporation, Azusa, California, 1952—1952. Research associate University of California at Los Angeles, 1952—1953. Collaborator United States Department of Agriculture, 1953—1954.

      Manager organic research United States Borax Research Corporation, Anaheim, 1954—1958, assistant director, 1958—1959, associate director, 1959—1961, director chemical research, 1961—1963, vice president, 1963—1969, president, 1969—1990. Vice president United States Borax and Chemical Corporation, Los Angeles, 1969—1990, director, 1973—1990, consultant, 1990—1992. Director Ireco Chemical Company, Salt Lake City, 1970—1975.

      Pre-aviation cadet Air Corp United States Army, 1945-1945.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include researcher and coauthor with Professor Donald J. Cram in the first two papers of his seminal work (Host-Guest chemistry) leading to his 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Organoboron Chemistry. Co-author (book (treatise). Editor: (books) Progress in Boron Chemistry.

      Contributor numerous research papers. Numerous United States and foreign patents in field of organoboron chemistry.

    Membership

    Member Science and Engineering Advisory Council, California State University, Fullerton, 1964—1990. Director Orange County Cultural Groups Foundation, 1970—1971. Member of American Institute of Mining, American Chemical Society, British Chemical Society, Industrial Research Institute, Society Chemical Industry, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Pi Mu Epsilon, Sigma Xi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Woodworking, golf, fiction writing.

    Connections

    • Married Eve Taubman, February 10, 1946. Children: Lisa Beth Leonard, Gary Robert, Erik Jon.
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    Born August 23, 1926
    • 1952 - 1952
      Research chemist, Aerojet General Corporation
      Azusa, California, United States
    • 1952 - 1953
      research associate, University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1953 - 1954
      collaborator United States Department of Agriculture
    • 1954 - 1958
      manager, organic research United States Borax Research Corporation
      Anaheim, California, United States
    • 1969 - 1990
      vice president, United States Borax and Chemical Corporation
    • 1970 - 1975
      director, Ireco Chemical Company
      Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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