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Richard William Young

Richard William Young, American chemicals executive. Chairman board trustees Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts; trustee Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 1963-1990, Trinitas Foundation, Quincy; member corporation Northeastern University, Boston, 1960-1992; board directors Martin Memorial Hospital Foundation, since 2002. Member American Chemical Society.

Background

  • Young, Richard William was born on October 17, 1926 in Ridgewood, New York, United States. Son of Charles Michael and Louise Margaret (Baust) Young.

  • Education

    • AB, Dartmouth College, 1946. A.M., Dartmouth College, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1950.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Regis College, 2002.

    Career

    • Senior research chemist Chemotherapy division American Cyanamid Company, Connecticut, 1950-1956, group leader pesticide chemicals Agricultural division, 1956-1958, director chemical Agricultural division, 1958-1960, director chemical research central research division, 1960-1962. Assistant director research Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962-1969, vice president, 1963-1969, senior vice president research and development, 1969-1972, senior vice president, president International division, 1972-1980, executive vice president, director worldwide marketing, 1980-1982. President Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1982-1985.

      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Mentor O & O, Inc., Norwell, Massachusetts, 1985-1992. Board directors Bay State Milling Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, Instron Corporation, Canton, Massachusetts, Oceantrawl Inc., Seattle, Mentor Corporation, Santa Barbara, California.

    Works

    • Patentee in field.

    Membership

    Chairman board trustees Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts. Trustee Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 1963-1990, Trinitas Foundation, Quincy. Member corporation Northeastern University, Boston, 1960-1992.

    Board directors Martin Memorial Hospital Foundation, since 2002. Member American Chemical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Sheila deLisser, September 11, 1949. Children: Christine, Noreen, Brian, Eileen.
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    Born October 17, 1926
    • 1946
      Dartmouth College
    • 1947
      Dartmouth College
    • 1950
      Columbia University
    • 2002
      Regis College
    • 1950 - 1956
      Senior, research chemist Chemotherapy division American Cyanamid Company
      Connecticut, United States
    • 1962 - 1969
      assistant, director research Polaroid Corporation
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      president, Houghton Mifflin Company
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1992
      chairman, Mentor O & O
      Norwell, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1992
      Chief Executive Officer, Mentor O & O
      Norwell, Massachusetts, United States
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