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Samuel Polis

Samuel Polis, American chemical company executive. Decorated Bronze Star medal with oak leaf cluster; recipient Superior Accomplishment award Naval Air Experimental Station 1956.


  • Polis, Samuel was born on February 15, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abraham and Reba (Shalita) Polis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1950. Master of Business Administration, University Connecticut, 1980.


    • Plastics engineer Naval Air Experimental Station, Philadelphia, 1952-1956. Technical service representative flexible urethane foam Mobay Chemical Company, Pittsburgh, 1956-1960. Manager urethane research and development Olin Corporation, New Haven, 1960-1982.

      Technical director western region Crain Industries, Compton, California, 1982-1987, retired, 1987.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


    Served to captain United States Army, 1944-1945, European Theatre of Operations, 1950-1952, Korea. Member Society Plastics Industry (assistant chairman flexible foam technical committee 1968-1969, chairman 1970-1971, 78-80), American Legion (vice Commander Wilton, Connecticut chapter 1981-1982).



    Boating, swimming, fishing, target shooting.


    • Married Bette Jane Oaks, December 27, 1950. Children: Stephen Guy, Diane Gayle.
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    • 1950
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1980
      University Connecticut
    • 1952 - 1956
      Plastics engineer, Naval Air Experimental Station
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1956 - 1960
      technical service representative flexible urethane foam Mobay Chemical Company
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1960 - 1982
      manager, urethane research and development Olin Corporation
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1982 - 1987
      technical director, western region Crain Industries
      Compton, California, United States