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Ralph Harper Mckee

chemical engineer

Ralph Harper Mckee, American chemical engineer. Member Perkin Medal Committee, 1906, 07, 19, 20, 22, 23.; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Chemical Society (councilor at large; Club: Chemists (New York).

Background

Mckee, Ralph Harper was born on June 20, 1874 in Clinton, Missouri, United States. Son of James Thomas and Mary Frances (Ricketts) Mckee.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wooster, 1895, A.M., 1897. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1901. Doctor of Laws, Carthage (Illinois) College, 1924, University of Maine, 1929.

Doctor of Science, College of Wooster, 1929. D.Nat.Ph., University of Tartu, Estonia, 1932.

Career

Professor chemistry, Lake Forest (Illinois) U., 1901-1909, University of Maine, 1909-1916. Professor chemical engineering, Columbia, 1917-1939. Retired. Chemical engineer Tennessee Copper Company.

President Swiss Borvisk Company. Director Kerogen Oil Corporation. President McKee Poplar Forestation, Inc.

Director (United States) Ordnance School of Explosives Manufacturing, 1918-1919.

Works

  • Contributor about 100 scientific and technical papers in American and European periodicals. Devised and developed to commercial success several new chemical processes.

Membership

Member Perkin Medal Committee, 1906, 07, 19, 20, 22, 23. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society (councilor at large.

Club: Chemists (New York).

Connections

Married Mary Coyle Noyes, June 26, 1902 (divorced).; married second, Marian E. Winter, September 10, 1931. Children: Margaret Harper, William Noyes.

father:
James Thomas Mckee

mother:
Mary Frances (Ricketts) Mckee

spouses:
Mary Coyle Noyes

Marian E. Winter

children:
Margaret Harper Mckee

William Noyes Mckee