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John Edward Hampford

chemist , Chemical company executive

John Edward Hampford, American chemical company executive, chemist. Achievements include co-development of the crosslinking agent which pioneered the development of the two piece golf ball. Alumni fellow Pennsylvania State University, 1991.

Background

Hampford, John Edward was born on February 1, 1932 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James J. and Barbara (Nieder) Hampford.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1954.

Career

With Research and Development Atlantic Refinery, Philadelphia, 1954-1958. With commercial development Pennsalt Chemical, 1954-1960. Manager commercial development Connestoga Chemical, Wilmington, Delaware, 1960-1967.

From vice president to president Ware Chemical, Stratford, Connecticut, 1967-1979. President Synpro-Ware division Dart Kraft, 1979-1983, Hampford Research, Inc., Stratford, from 1983. Advisory board Lafayette Bank & Trust, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-development of the crosslinking agent which pioneered the development of the two piece golf ball.

Membership

Member alumni board College of Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1985-1988. Member associate board Bridgeport (Connecticut) Foundation, Young Men’s Christian Association, Bridgeport, Boys Club Bridgeport. Volunteer United Way, Bridgeport, 1983.

Member Commercial Development Association, Chemical Marketing and Resource Association, American College of Surgeons, Society Plastics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Management Association, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, Chemists Club New York, Brooklawn Country Club, Jupiter Hills Club, President Country Club, Algonquin Club, Alpha Chi Sigma.

Connections

Married Clare M. Malarkey, September 14, 1957. Children: Clare, John, Anne, Martin, Timothy.