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chemical company executive

Harold Somers Mickley, American former chemical company executive. Recipient Naval Ordnance Development award, 1946; Distinguished Alumni award California Institute of Technology, 1973; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation Leadership award, 1983.


Mickley, Harold Somers was born on October 14, 1918 in Seneca Falls, New York, United States. Son of Harold Franklin and Marguerite Gladys (Somers) Mickley.


Bachelor of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1940. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1941. Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946.


Process engineer, Union Oil Corporation California, 1941-1942;civilian project director torpedo research, United States Navy, World World War II;member of faculty, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1946-1971;Ford professor engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1961-1971;director, Center Advanced Engineering, 1963-1971;director, Stauffer Chemical Company, Westport, Connecticut, 1967-1983;vice president, Stauffer Chemical Company, 1971-1972;executive vice president, Stauffer Chemical Company, 1972-1981;vice Chairman of the Board, Stauffer Chemical Company, 1981-1983.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Academy Engineering, American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, New York Academy of Sciences, Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Burning Tree (Greenwich, Connecticut).


Married Margaret W. Phillips, December 21, 1941. Children: Steven P., Richard S.

Harold Franklin Mickley

Marguerite Gladys (Somers) Mickley

Margaret W. Phillips

Steven P. Mickley

Richard S. Mickley