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Richard Edwin Nightingale

Richard Edwin Nightingale, American chemical company research and development executive. Board directors Benton-Franklin Chapter American Red Cross, Kennewick, Washington, 1970-1975. Served with United States Army air corps, 1944-1945. Fellow American Nuclear Society (certified of merit 1968); member American Carbon Society (executive committee 1964-1968), American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Background

  • Nightingale, Richard Edwin was born on June 3, 1926 in Walla Walla, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Edwin Simnitt and Helen Carpenter (Coston) Nightingale.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry, Whitman College, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry, Washington State University, 1953.

    Career

    • Post-doctoral fellow University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1952-1954. Scientist General Electrical Company, Richland, Washington, 1954-1959, manager materials research, 1959-1964. Manager metallurgy and ceramics Battelle Northwest, 1965-1969, manager chemical technology, 1969-1984, program manager, since 1984.

      Instructor physical chemistry Joint Center for Graduate Study, Richland, 1959-1963. Delegate Geneva Conference Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, 1958, 62. Member, leader numerous science delegations to Europe, 1957-1985.

    Works

    • Author, editor: Nuclear Graphite, 1962. Contributor articles on materials and chemistry to professional journals.

    Politics

    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.

    Membership

    Board directors Benton-Franklin Chapter American Red Cross, Kennewick, Washington, 1970-1975. Served with United States Army air corps, 1944-1945. Fellow American Nuclear Society (certified of merit 1968).

    Member American Carbon Society (executive committee 1964-1968), American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, computers.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce Helen Neel, June 11, 1944. Children: Katherine, Susan, Laura.
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    • 1949
      Whitman College
    • 1953
      Washington State University
    • 1952 - 1954
      Post-doctoral fellow, University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1954 - 1959
      scientist, General Electrical Company
      Richland, Washington, United States