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chemical corporation executive

Ralph Newell Thompson, American former chemical corporation executive. Recipient Goodreau Memorial Fund medal in chemistry, 1936.


Thompson, Ralph Newell was born on March 4, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ralph and Lillian May (Davenport) Thompson.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1940.


Research engineer, Middlesex Products Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1940-1942;technical director, Falulah Paper Company, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1945-1948;staff engineer to vice president, division general manager, Calgon Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1948-1970;vice president marketing, corporation development, Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Corporation, Clairton, 1970-1974;general manager chemical division, Thiokol Corporation, Trenton, New Jersey, 1974-1976;group vice president-chemical, Thiokol Corporation, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1976-1982;marine artist, specializing in lighthouses and historic sailing vessels, since 1982. Director Mulford Company Inc., Massachusetts, 1956-1982, Thiokol Canada Ltd., 1975-1982, Thiokol Chemicals, Ltd., England, 1976-1982, Toray Thiokol Company Ltd., Japan, 1976-1982, Nisso-Ventron K.K., Japan, 1977-1982, S.W. Chemical Services Inc., Texas, 1978-1982, S.W. Plastics Europe (S.A.), Belgium, 1978-1982, Dynachem. Corporation, California, 1979-1982, Carstab Corporation, Ohio, 1980-1982.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field.


Member Mount Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Civic League, 1950-1974. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Institute Chemists.

Member Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (contributor monograph series 1950-1965), New York Academy of Sciences, Society Chemical Industry, National Maritime Society, American Society Marine Artists, Military Order World Wars, Pennsylvania Society, Society Descendants Colonial Clergy.


Married Virginia Kenniston, January 31, 1942. Children: Pamela, Nicholas, Diana.

Ralph Thompson

Lillian May (Davenport) Thompson

Virginia Kenniston

Pamela Thompson

Nicholas Thompson

Diana Thompson