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John Edward Hampford

John Edward Hampford, American chemical company executive, chemist. Achievements include co-development of the crosslinking agent which pioneered the development of the two piece golf ball. Alumni fellow Pennsylvania State University, 1991.

Background

  • Hampford, John Edward was born on February 1, 1932 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James J. and Barbara (Nieder) Hampford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1954.

    Career

    • With Research and Development Atlantic Refinery, Philadelphia, 1954-1958. With commercial development Pennsalt Chemical, 1954-1960. Manager commercial development Connestoga Chemical, Wilmington, Delaware, 1960-1967.

      From vice president to president Ware Chemical, Stratford, Connecticut, 1967-1979. President Synpro-Ware division Dart Kraft, 1979-1983, Hampford Research, Inc., Stratford, from 1983. Advisory board Lafayette Bank & Trust, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include co-development of the crosslinking agent which pioneered the development of the two piece golf ball.

    Membership

    Member alumni board College of Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1985-1988. Member associate board Bridgeport (Connecticut) Foundation, Young Men’s Christian Association, Bridgeport, Boys Club Bridgeport. Volunteer United Way, Bridgeport, 1983.

    Member Commercial Development Association, Chemical Marketing and Resource Association, American College of Surgeons, Society Plastics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Management Association, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, Chemists Club New York, Brooklawn Country Club, Jupiter Hills Club, President Country Club, Algonquin Club, Alpha Chi Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Clare M. Malarkey, September 14, 1957. Children: Clare, John, Anne, Martin, Timothy.
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    Died March 23, 2007
    (aged 75)
    • 1954
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1954 - 1958
      With Research and Development Atlantic Refinery
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1954 - 1960
      with commercial development Pennsalt Chemical
    • 1960 - 1967
      manager, commercial development Connestoga Chemical
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1967 - 1979
      from vice president, to president Ware Chemical
      Stratford, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1983
      president, Synpro-Ware division Dart Kraft

    Award