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chemist , educator , writer

Leonard Barry Barrington, American chemist, educator, writer. Achievements include development of production process for polyurethane foam structural panels; patents on cultivation of micro-organisms, food safe inhibitors of polymerization. Atomic Energy Commission fellow, 1951-1954.

Background

Barrington, Leonard Barry was born on January 21, 1924 in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States. Son of August Leroy and Alice Amanda (Goodenough) Barrington.

Education

Bachelor of Science, DePaul University, Chicago, 1951;Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of Chicago, 1955.

Career

Executive secretary Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, 1976-1979. Executive study director National Research Council, 1979-1981. Manager technical planning Atlantic Richfield/Arco Metals, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 1981-1984.

Principal Cue Systems/QuarQuings, Chicago, since 1980. Senior associate Pugh Roberts Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983-1986. Director technical center University Illinois, Chicago, 1986-1987, director technical development, 1987-1993.

Member teaching staff Prairie Crossing Charter School.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of production process for polyurethane foam structural panels. Patents on cultivation of micro-organisms, food safe inhibitors of polymerization.

Works

Membership

Panelist World Conference/Research Parks, Chicago, 1990. Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Society for Testing and Materials (academy member), Japan Society Chicago, Futurist Society, Indiana Writers of Chicago, Chicago Literary Club, Irish Institute Chemistry, National Silver-Haired Congress, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta.

Connections

Married Katharine Lucy Cibes, December 26, 1945 (divorced 1975). 1 child, Belinda; married Sharyn Marie Carlson, September 20, 1975.

father:
August Leroy Barrington

mother:
Alice Amanda (Goodenough) Barrington

spouses:
Katharine Lucy Cibes

Sharyn Marie Carlson

child:
Belinda Barrington