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Technical writer , computer quality tester

Laurence Albert Pursglove, American technical writer, computer quality tester. Certified United States patent agent. Member American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Background

Pursglove, Laurence Albert was born on July 29, 1924 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Laurence Edwards and Gladys Leona (Spencer) Pursglove.

Education

BSChE, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1944. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1946. Doctor of Science in Organic Chemistry, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1949.

Career

Designer of pilot plant, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, St. Paul, 1944-1946;assistant professor of chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1949-1953;research chemist, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1953-1958;assistant professor department chemistry, Delta College, University Center, Michigan, 1958-1963;technical writer, American Petroleum Institute, Dallas, 1964-1974;technical writer, Entelek, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1975-1989;technical writer, Michigan National Bank, Lansing, 1970-1989;technical writer, International Business Machines Corporation, Santa Clara, California, 1990-1992;software quality assurance tester, Aristacom International, Alameda, California, 1993-1996;technical writer, Oregon Department Transportation, Salem, 1996-1997. Translator Chemical Abstracts, Ohio, 1950-1963.

Achievements

  • Certified United States patent agent.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee chemical products.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computer software, reading, bridge. E-mail: lpbp@webtv.net.

Connections

Married Betty Merle Baer, June 30, 1944. Children: Diana, Kathleen, Merry, Tanya, Yvonne.

father:
Laurence Edwards Pursglove

mother:
Gladys Leona (Spencer) Pursglove

spouse:
Betty Merle Baer

children:
Diana Pursglove

Kathleen Pursglove

Merry Pursglove

Tanya Pursglove

Yvonne Pursglove