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Arthur Whiting Carpenter

chemical engineer.

Arthur Whiting Carpenter, American chemical engineer. Recipient Charles Goodyear medal American Chemical Society, 1957.


Carpenter, Arthur Whiting was born on March 30, 1890 in Wellsville, New York, United States. Son of Samuel and Clara (Whiting) Carpenter.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1913, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.


City chemist, Alliance, O., 1914. Chemist water purification plant. Akron, O., 1915-1917.

Technical service engineer Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, 1919-1921, development engineer, 1923-1926. Superintendent Holtite Manufacturing Company, Baltimore, 1922. Development engineer B. F. Goodrich Company, Akron, 1927, manager testing labs., 1928-1955.

Consultant chemical engineer, rubber technologist, from 1955. Loaned by B. F. Goodrich Company to National Resources Security Board, September 1948. Assistant director raw materials Office of Personnel Management, to 1949.

Principal industrial specialist and consultant rubber conservation div. War Production Board, 1941-1942.


  • Contributor chapter on Physical Testing and Specifications in American Chemical Society Monograph Northern 74, The Chemistry and Technology of Rubber, 1937. Obtained authors and edited books public by American Society for Testing Materials. Symposium on Rubber, 1932.

    Symposium on the Applications of Synthetic Rubbers, 1944. Contributor numerous technical papers on testing and instruments to science and trade journals.


Served from First lieutenant to captain, Sanitary corpus, United States army, 1918-1919. Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Society Testing Materials (president 1946-1947.

Member 1955), American Institute Chemical Engineering, National Society Professional Engineers, American Chemical Society, Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Chi Sigma. Mason.; Clubs: Torch, University, Fairlawn Country (Akron).


Married Irma Coon, May 8, 1948.

Samuel Carpenter

Clara (Whiting) Carpenter

Irma Coon