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chemical company executive

Edwin Francis Alder, American chemical company executive. Research on dinitroaniline herbicides. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1948. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Weed Science Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

Alder, Edwin Francis was born on September 1, 1927 in Hugo, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Joseph B. and Mary Frances (Alder) Alder.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Oklahoma, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, 1956. Master of Science (Wychwood fellow), University Chicago, 1952.

Fulbright fellow, University Bergen, Norway, 1954.

Career

Instructor Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, 1953, University Oklahoma, 1955, University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1955-1957. With Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, 1957-1987, vice president agricultural research and development, 1969-1987, vice president research laboratories, 1973-1986, director, 1978-1986. Member committee persistent pesticides National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, 1968.

Member commission on pesticides Department of Health, 1969.

Achievements

  • Research on dinitroaniline herbicides.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1945-1948. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Weed Science Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Ann Ruth Wilson, February 10, 1951. Children– Gwendolyn Ann, Jan Allison, Martha Ellen, Steven Edwin.

father:
Joseph B. Alder

mother:
Mary Frances (Alder) Alder

spouse:
Ann Ruth Wilson

child:
Martha Ellen Alder

child:
Jan Allison Alder

child:
Steven Edwin Alder

child:
Gwendolyn Ann Alder