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Martin Levey

educator , chemist

Martin Levey, American educator, chemist. award distinguished writing 1968), Soc; award 1965), American Oriental Soc.


Levey, Martin was born on May 18, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Julia (Brodie) Levey.


Bachelor of Arts, Temple University, 1934. Student of University Pennsylvania, 1934-1937. Doctor of Philosophy., Dropsie College, 1952.


Instructor chemistry Pennsylvania State University, 1953-1955. Instructor mathematics Temple University, Philadelphia, 1956-1959. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1959-1960, 65-66.

National Science Foundation research fellow College de France, 1960. Research associate, principal investigator Yale, 1960-1964. Principal investigator Rockefeller U., 1964-1965.

Professor of history of science State University New York, Albany, 1966-1970, department chairman history and systematics of science, 1969-1970.


  • Editor: Archeological Chemistry, 1967.


Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1959-1960, 65-66. Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1938-1942. Fellow Medieval Academy American.

Member American Chemical Society History Science Society, American Institute History Pharmacy (Edward Kremers award distinguished writing 1968), Society Study Alchemy and Ancient History, Japanese History Science Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American History Association, American Chemical Society (councillor 1960-1964, chairman history chemical div. 1964-1965; member of the board editors Chymia, 1964, Journal History Chemistry, 1969.


Married Mary A. McGlinchy, January 8, 1944. Children: Susan B., Peter A. Chemist, 1942-1949.

Joseph Levey

Julia (Brodie) Levey

Mary A. McGlinchy

Susan B. Levey

Peter A. Chemist Levey

1942-1949 Levey