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Grover Leon Bridger

chemical engineer.

Grover Leon Bridger, American chemical engineer. Fellow American Institute Chemical Engineers; member American Society Engineering Education, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Background

Bridger, Grover Leon was born on July 11, 1911 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Grover Cleveland and May (Beckham) Bridger.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rice Institute, 1933, A.M., 1935. Doctor of Philosophy., Iowa State College, 1938.

Career

Graduate assistant, instructor chemical engineering Iowa State College, Ames, 1935-1938, head department chemical and mining engineering, also in charge chemical engineering divisions Engineering Experiment Station and Ames Laboratory of Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1955. Instructor chemical engineering Rice Institute, 1938-1939. Project leader and chief of process development div.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson Dam, Alabama, 1939-1947. Professor chemical engineering Georgia Institute Technology, Atlanta, 1964-1978, director School Chemical Engineering, 1968-1978. Cons. chemical engineer, 1947-1978, director agricultural chemical research Davison Chemical Company Baltimore, 1955-1957, W.R. Grace & Company, 1957-1964.

Consultant on development of recently discovered phosphate deposits in Southern Rhodesia (visited area in 1948, 50). Smith-Mundt appointee to New Zealand to survey fertilizer production problems summer 1951. Registered profile engineer, Iowa, Georgia, Maryland.

Works

  • Author: Development of Processes for Production of Concentrated Superphosphate, Tennessee Valley Authority Chemical Engineering Report Northern 5 (book-length bulletin), 1949. Contributor articles technical journals Patentee in field.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Chemical Engineers. Member American Society Engineering Education, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Lou Everett, August 2, 1941. Children: Carolyn A., Susan E., Ellen E., Elizabeth L. Engaged in plant operations and research Shell Petroleum Corporation.

father:
Grover Cleveland Bridger

mother:
May (Beckham) Bridger

spouse:
Elizabeth Lou Everett

children:
Carolyn A. Bridger

Susan E. Bridger

Ellen E. Bridger

Elizabeth L. Engaged in plant operations and research Shell Petroleum Corp Bridger