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Mary Lowe Good

educator , investment company executive

Mary Lowe Good, American investment company executive, educator.


Good, Mary Lowe was born on June 20, 1931 in Grapevine, Texas, United States. Daughter of John W. and Winnie (Mercer) Lowe.


Bachelor of Science, Arkansas State Teachers College, 1950. Master of Science, University Arkansas, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arkansas, 1955.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Arkansas, 1979. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Illinois, Chicago, 1983. Doctor of Science (honorary), Clarkson University, 1984.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Eastern Michigan University, 1986. Doctor of Science (honorary), Duke University, 1987. Doctor of Science (honorary), St. Mary's College, 1987.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Kenyon College, 1988. Degree (honorary), Stevens Institute of Technology, 1989. Degree (honorary), Lehigh University, 1989.

Degree (honorary), Northeastern Illinois University, 1989. Degree (honorary), University South Carolina, 1989. Degree (honorary), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1989.

Degree in law (honorary), Newcomb College Tulane University, 1991. Doctor of Laws (honorary), College William Mary, 1992. Doctor of Science (honorary), Manhattan College, 1992.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Indiana University, 1992. Doctor of Science (honorary), State University of New York, Binghamton, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Monmouth University, 1995. Doctor of Science (honorary), Louisiana State University, 1995. Doctor of Science (honorary), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Michigan State University, 1997. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Michigan, 1998. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Colorado School Mines, 2000.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Central Arkansas, Conway, 2007.


Instructor, Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, summer 1949;instructor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1954-1956;assistant professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1956-1958;associate professor, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, 1958-1963;professor, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, 1963-1980;Boyd professor materials science, division engineering research, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979-1980;vice-president, director research, Universal Oil Products, Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, 1980-1984;president, Signal Research Center Inc., 1985-1987;president engineered materials research divsn, Allied-Signal Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, 1986-1988;senior vice president-technical, Allied-Signal Inc., Morristown, New Jersey, 1988-1993;under secretary of commerce for technology, Department of Commerce, Washington, District of Columbia., 1993-1997;managing member, Venture Capital Investors LLC, Little Rock, since 1997;Donaghey University professor, U. Arkansas, Little Rock, since 1998. Chairman President's Committee for National Medal Science, 1979-1982. Member National Science Board, 1980-1991 (chairman 1988-1991), chair, 1988-1990.

Advisory board National Science Foundation Chemistry Section, 1972-1976. Committee medicinal chemistry National Institutes of Health, 1972-1976, Office of United States Air Force Research, 1974-1978, chemist division Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National laboratories, 1973-1983, chemical technical division Oak Ridge National Laboratory, catalysis program Lawrence-Berkeley Laboratory. Catalysis program college engineering Louisiana State University.

Vice chair National Science Board, 1984, chair, 1988-1990. Board directors Biogen, IDEXX laboratories, Lockheed-Martin Energy Research Corporation, Whatman PLC.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member National Science Board, 1980-1991, vice chair, 1984-1988, chair, 1988-1991. Member President' Council Advisors for Science and Technology, 1991-1993. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (Abelson award 1999, president 2000, chairman board directors 2001), American Institute Chemistry (Gold medal 1983), Chemical Society London, Royal Society Chemistry (honorary).

Member National Academy of Engineering, Academy Arts and Scis, American Philosophical Society, Swedish Academy Engineering, American Chemical Society (1st woman director 1972-1974, regional director 1972-1980, chairman board 1978, 80, board publications, president 1987, member board public since 2002, Garvan medal 1973, Herty medal 1975, award Florida section 1979, Charles Lathrop Parsons award 1991, Priestley medal 2001), International Union Pure and Applied Chmistry (president inorganic division 1980-1985),Alliance for Science and Technology Research in American (chairman board directors since 2000), Zonta (past president New Orleans club, chairman district status of women committee and nominating committee, chairman international Amelia Earhart scholarship committee 1978-1988, president international Foundation 1988-1993, member international board 1988-1990), Rotary International, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Iota Sigma Pi (regional director 1967-1993, honorary member 1983), Arkansas Women's Forum.


Married Billy Jewel Good, May 17, 1952 (deceased 2005). Children: Billy, James.

John W. Lowe

Winnie (Mercer) Lowe

Billy Jewel Good

Billy Good

James Good