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university administrator , Chemistry educator

George Richard Newkome, American University administrator, chemistry educator. Senior Faculty Fellow in Science, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1976.


Newkome, George Richard was born on November 26, 1938 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of George Henry and Mildred (Troudeau) Newkome.


Bachelor of Science, Kent State University, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, Kent State University, 1966;postgraduate, Princeton University, 1966-1968.


Assistant professor of chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Roughe, 1968-1970;associate professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Roughe, 1970-1972;professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Roughe, 1972-1986;professor emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Roughe, since 1986;professor of chemistry, U. South Florida, Tampa, since 1986;dean Graduate School, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1986-1988;vice president research, U. South Florida, Tampa, since 1987. Visiting scholar U. Bonn, Federal Republic German, 1977, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1977. Visiting professor National University of Mexico, 1982.

Adjunct Professor Emory University, Atlanta, since 1984.



Advisor Governor's Commission on Education, Baton Rouge, 1984-1986. Board directors Cancer Society Greater Baton Rouge, 1981-1986. Member American Chemical Society, Chemical Society London, Swiss Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: scuba diving.


Married Mary C. McDonough, August 8, 1962 (divorced 1981). 1 child, Melanie Anne. Married Mary Jane Saunders, June 5, 1986.

George Henry Newkome

Mildred (Troudeau) Newkome

Mary C. McDonough

Mary Jane Saunders

Melanie Anne Newkome