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Milton C. Whitaker

chemical engineer.

Milton C. Whitaker, American chemical engineer. Awarded Perkin medal “for distinguished services to applied chemistry,” 1923; medal for Excellence, Columbia, 1950; Chandler medal, Columbia, 1951. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (president 1914), American Institute Chemists, American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemists’.

Background

Whitaker, Milton C. was born on December 16, 1870 in Frazeysburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Reuben B. and Jennie (Magruder) Whitaker.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, 1898. Master of Science, 1900, Doctor of Laws, 1913. D.Chem. Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1915.

Career

Instructor in chemistry, University of Colorado, 1898. Columbia, 1902; chemist, 1903, general superintendent, 1903-1910, Welsbach Company. Professor chemical engineering, Columbia University, 1911-1917.

Vice president United States Industrial Alcohol Company, 1917-1927. President United States Industrial Chemical Company, 1917-1927. Consultant practice in New York City, 1927-1930.

Vice-president, director American Cyanamid Company, 1930-1947, consultant, since 1947. Director Ruberoid Company. Editor Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 1911-1916.

Membership

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (president 1914), American Institute Chemists, American Chemical Society, Society Chemical Industry, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemists’. Clubs: Chemists, Rockefeller Center Luncheon.

Connections

Married Mabel Martin, July 9, 1900.; married second, Frances Strader Culver, June 16, 1934. Children: John M., Robert M.

father:
Reuben B. Whitaker

mother:
Jennie (Magruder) Whitaker

spouses:
Mabel Martin

Frances Strader Culver

children:
John M. Whitaker

Robert M Whitaker