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Joseph Franklin Foster

biochemist , educator

Joseph Franklin Foster, American biochemist, educator.

Background

Foster, Joseph Franklin was born on May 17, 1918 in Marion, Indiana, United States. Son of DeWitt L. and Grace (Cameron) Foster.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1943.

Career

School, Harvard, 1943-1945. Research chemist American Maize Products Company, Roby, Indiana, 1945-1946, consultant, 1948-1959. Faculty Iowa State University, 1946-1954.

Member of faculty Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1954-1975, professor, 1957-1975, head department chemistry, 1967-1975. Cons. Central Research laboratories General Foods Corporation, 1960-1963, National Institutes of Health, 1962-1966, Army Quartermaster Corps., 1963-1964, Dow Biological laboratories, 1972-1975.

Works

  • Author: (with S.W. Fox) Introduction to Protein Chemistry, 1957. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of faculty Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1954-1975, professor, 1957-1975, head department chemistry, 1967-1975. Cons. Central Research laboratories General Foods Corporation, 1960-1963, National Institutes of Health, 1962-1966, Army Quartermaster Corps., 1963-1964, Dow Biological laboratories, 1972-1975. Member American Chemical Society (Joseph F. Foster Memorial Symposium 1976), American Society Biological Chemists, Biophysics Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association University Professors, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Ruth E. Hobson, June 8, 1940. Children: Ann E. (Mistress.

father:
DeWitt L. Foster

mother:
Grace (Cameron) Foster

spouse:
Ruth E. Hobson

child:
Ann E. (Mrs Foster