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Almer Mcduffie Mcafee

chemical engineer.

Almer Mcduffie Mcafee, American chemical engineer.

Background

Mcafee, Almer Mcduffie was born on September 24, 1886 in Navarro Company, Texas, United States. Son of Cicero and Margaret (Terry) Mcafee.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1908. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1911.

Career

With Gulf Oil Corporation as a chemical engineer since 1913. Discovered the action of aluminum chloride on petroleum hydrocarbons, 1912, introduced same in petroleum refining, 1915, began manufacturer of same from Bauxite on large scale, 1918, and greatly expanded its manufacturer and use, 1924. Announced its availability at 5 cents per pound, 1929, stimulating its use in the dye and other industries.

Holder of some 50 United States patents.

Membership

Member of the board education Port Arthur public schools, 1931-1941 (chairman 1934-1941). Member of council University of Texas Ex Students Association since 1941 (president 1941-1943). Member University of Texas Development Board since 1948.

Member American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, Sigma Xi. Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner). Club: Rotary (president 1938-1939).

Work on aluminum chloride listed by Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering in Chronology of Scientific Achievements.

Connections

Married Marguerite Calfee, January 11, 1916. Children: Jerry, Marguerite, Jack.

father:
Cicero Mcafee

mother:
Margaret (Terry) Mcafee

spouse:
Marguerite Calfee

children:
Jerry Mcafee

Marguerite Mcafee

Jack Mcafee