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oil company executive and chemist

John William Jordan, American former oil company executive and chemist. Named Pioneer Clay Science The Clay Minerals Society, 1990. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society.

Background

Jordan, John William was born on April 25, 1912 in Pittsburgh. Son of Frank Craig and Harriet Sophia (Caywood) Jordan.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 1938. Doctor of Science (honorary), Marietta College, 1959.

Career

Laboratory assistant Marietta (Ohio) College, 1931-1934. Assistant food analysis and colloids Columbia University, New York City, 1935-1938. Plant chemist, 1939-1941.

Consultant Baroid division National Lead Company, Houston, 1976-1982. Chemical consultant various industrial companies, 1982-1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Eagle on United States Firearms, 1991.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antique automobiles, antique firearms.

Connections

Married Marian Emily Spies, June 1, 1936 (deceased April 1978). 5 children; married Norine Granquist, April 8, 1979.

father:
Frank Craig Jordan

mother:
Harriet Sophia (Caywood) Jordan

spouse:
Marian Emily Spies

spouse:
Norine Granquist