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Frank Henderson Clarke

Frank Henderson Clarke was Canadian, American chemical company executive, scientist. Achievements include numerous patents in chemical field and for molecular models. Lord Beaverbrook scholar University New Brunswick, 1945-1949.


  • Clarke, Frank Henderson was born on December 6, 1927 in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada. Came to the United States, 1950. Son of Frank Henderson and Elsie Louisa (Scammell) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University New Brunswick, Fredericton, 1949. Master of Science, University New Brunswick, Fredericton, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1954.


    • Research chemist Schering Corporation, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1955-1959, senior research chemist, 1959-1962. Group leader Geigy Chemical Corporation, Ardsley, New York, 1962-1963, associate director medicinal chemistry, 1963-1967, director medicinal chemistry, 1967-1971. Deputy director chemistry Chemical Industries Basel-GEIGY, 1971-1983, distinguished research fellow Summit, New Jersey, 1983-1993.

      President ChemClarke, Inc., Califon, 1993-2000. Retired, since 2000

      Participant 1st International Conference on Narcotic Antagonists, 1972.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include numerous patents in chemical field and for molecular models.



    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences. Member American Chemical Society (chairman New York section 1972), Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (chairman committee on research information).


    • Married Virginia Nicholas, September 4, 1954. Children: Susan Virginia, Sarah Ann Clarke Ben-Shahar.
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    Born December 6, 1927
    • 1949
      University New Brunswick
    • 1950
      University New Brunswick
    • 1954
      Harvard University
    • 1955 - 1959
      Research chemist, Schering Corporation
      Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      group leader, Geigy Chemical Corporation
      Ardsley, New York, United States
    • 1983 - 1993
      deputy director, chemistry Chemical Industries Basel-GEIGY
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1993
      president, ChemClarke
      Califon, New Jersey, United States
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