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Anson Richard Cooke

Chemical company executive

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.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

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.