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Chemicals executive

Dale B. Baker, American chemicals executive. Named Technology Man of Year, Columbus Technology Council, 1968.


Baker, Dale B. was born on September 19, 1920 in Bucyrus, Ohio, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1942. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1948. Postgraduate, Rutgers University, 1943.


Chemist, supervisor E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, 1942—1946. Assistant editor Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus, Ohio, 1946—1950, associate editor, 1951—1957, associate director, 1958, director, from 1958. Acting manager American Chemical Society, 1972, chief operating officer, 1980, deputy executive director, from 1983.

Consultant Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus Laboratories, 1962—1975. Trustee Center for Science and Industry, from 1982.


Member pastor parish relations committee North Broadway United Methodist Church, 1968—1972. Member advisory board Central Ohio Council International Visitors, 1958—1966. Member interim board Technology and Productivity Center, Ohio, from 1982.

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, United Nations Educational, Ohio State University Alumni Association, Technology Information Exchange and Innovation Network, Ohio State University Research Foundation, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Academy of Sciences, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, National Federal Science Abstracting and Indexing Services (president 1962-1963, treasurer 1970-1972, Miles G. Conrad award 1974), National Academy Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, American National Standards Institute, American Society Information Science (president 1975), American Management Association, American Institute Physics, American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society (Patterson-Crane award 1979, 25 Year Service award 1971), Organization Economic Cooperation and Development, International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry, International Council of Scientific Unions Abstracting Board (executive secretary since 1983), Torch Club, Ohio State University Faculty Club, Rotary Lodge, Sigma Xi.