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Richard William Young

chemicals executive

Richard William Young, American chemicals executive. Chairman board trustees Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts; trustee Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 1963-1990, Trinitas Foundation, Quincy; member corporation Northeastern University, Boston, 1960-1992; board directors Martin Memorial Hospital Foundation, since 2002. Member American Chemical Society.

Background

Young, Richard William was born on October 17, 1926 in Ridgewood, New York, United States. Son of Charles Michael and Louise Margaret (Baust) Young.

Education

AB, Dartmouth College, 1946. A.M., Dartmouth College, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1950.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Regis College, 2002.

Career

Senior research chemist Chemotherapy division, American Cyanamid Company, Connecticut, 1950-1956;group leader pesticide chemicals Agricultural division, American Cyanamid Company, Connecticut, 1956-1958;director chemical Agricultural division, American Cyanamid Company, Connecticut, 1958-1960;director chemical research central research division, American Cyanamid Company, Connecticut, 1960-1962;assistant director research, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962-1969;vice president, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963-1969;senior vice president research and development, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969-1972;senior vice president, president International division, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972-1980;executive vice president, director worldwide marketing, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1982;president, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1982-1985;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Mentor O & O, Inc., Norwell, Massachusetts, 1985-1992. Board directors Bay State Milling Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, Instron Corporation, Canton, Massachusetts, Oceantrawl Inc., Seattle, Mentor Corporation, Santa Barbara, California.

Works

  • Patentee in field.

Membership

Chairman board trustees Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts. Trustee Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 1963-1990, Trinitas Foundation, Quincy. Member corporation Northeastern University, Boston, 1960-1992.

Board directors Martin Memorial Hospital Foundation, since 2002. Member American Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Sheila deLisser, September 11, 1949. Children: Christine, Noreen, Brian, Eileen.

father:
Charles Michael Young

mother:
Louise Margaret (Baust) Young

spouse:
Sheila deLisser

children:
Christine Young

Noreen Young

Brian Young

Eileen Young