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Dexter French

educator

Dexter French, American educator. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cereal Chemists, Phi Beta Kappa (posthumously).

Background

French, Dexter was born on February 23, 1918 in Des Moines. Son of Raymond Albert and Minnie Emily (Ormerod) French.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Dubuque, 1938, Doctor of Science, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy., Iowa State University, 1942.

Career

Research chemist Corn Products Company, 1945. Member of faculty Iowa State University, from 1946, professor of chemistry, from 1955, professor biochemistry, from 1960, department chairman biochemistry and biophysics, 1963-1971. Postdoctoral fellow physical chemistry Harvard Medical School, 1942-1944.

Senior postdoctoral fellow National Science Foundation, London and Paris, 1962-1963.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cereal Chemists, Phi Beta Kappa (posthumously).

Connections

Married Mary Catherine Martin, June 17, 1939. Children: Alfred, David, Walter, Barbara (deceased), Jean, Nancy, Carol.

father:
Raymond Albert French

mother:
Minnie Emily (Ormerod) French

spouse:
Mary Catherine Martin

children:
Alfred French

David French

Walter French

Barbara French (deceased)

Jean French

Nancy French

Carol French