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Benjamin Douglass Van Evera

educator

Benjamin Douglass Van Evera, American educator. award 1956), Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma (profl; award 1965), Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

Evera, Benjamin Douglass Van was born on May 28, 1901 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Son of Charles and Henrietta (Kepler) Van Evera.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Coe College, 1923, Doctor of Science (honorary), 1952. Master of Science, Iowa State College, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy., State University Iowa, 1937.

Career

With George Washington University, 1925-1970, successively instructor chemistry, assistant professor, Executive officer chemistry department, assistant professor, professor, 1938-1970. Administrative director Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, 1942-1946, coordinator science activities, 1946-1957, dean for sponsored research, 1957-1966. Survey for India Government of fertilizer plants with National Research Council and Technology Cooperation Administration, 1952.

Works

  • Associate editor Journal Chemical Education, 1949-1955.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society, Chemical Society Washington (president 1949), American Association University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education, Washington Academy Sciences (president 1962-1963), American Institute Chemists (honor award 1956), Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma (professional service award 1965), Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa. Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Margaret Lorimer, September 12, 1925.

father:
Charles Evera

mother:
Henrietta (Kepler) Van Evera

spouse:
Margaret Lorimer