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Anson Richard Cooke

Anson Richard Cooke, American chemical company executive. Achievements include patents in field. Member of Weed Science Society America, American Society Plant Physiologists, Plant Growth Regulator Society America (executive officer), American Chemical Society, Central North Carolina Minera, Chapel Hill Bird.

Background

  • Cooke, Anson Richard was born on January 12, 1926 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Leonard Anson and Ruth (Livingstone) Cooke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Massachusetts, 1949. Master of Science, University Massachusetts, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1953.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University Hawaii, 1953—1955, Oklahoma State University, 1955—1956. Research plant physiologist E.I. duPont, Wilmington, Delaware, 1957—1963. Director biological research Amchem Products, Inc., Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1963—1977.

      Group leader Union Carbide Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1977—1985, associate director biological science, 1985—1987, agricultural consultant Durham, North Carolina, since 1987. Member science advisory board Auxein Corporation, since 1996. Editor Proceedings Plant Growth Regulator Society, 1980—1987.

      With United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of Weed Science Society America, American Society Plant Physiologists, Plant Growth Regulator Society America (executive officer), American Chemical Society, Central North Carolina Minera, Chapel Hill Bird.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Cecelia Murphy, June 5, 1948. Children: Paula Ruth, Anson Douglas, James Richard, Dwayne Robert.
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    • 1949
      University Massachusetts
    • 1949
      University Massachusetts
    • 1953
      University Michigan
    • 1953 - 1955
      Assistant, professor University Hawaii
    • 1955 - 1956
      Assistant, professor University Hawaii
    • 1957 - 1963
      research plant physiologist E.I. duPont
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1963 - 1977
      director, biological research Amchem Products
      Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1977 - 1985
      group leader, Union Carbide Corporation
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1996
      member, science advisory board Auxein Corporation
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