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Robert Adolph Harte

biochemist , information scientist.

Robert Adolph Harte, American biochemist, information scientist. Member American Society Biological Chemists, American Institute Nutrition, Council Biology; Club: Cosmos.


Harte, Robert Adolph was born on July 28, 1911 in New York City. Son of Edward A. and Sadie (Martin) Harte.


Bachelor of Science City College of New York, 1931.


1 daughter, Janet (Mistress Robert C. Abbe) (deceased). Assistant, Rockefeller Institute, New York City, 1932-1942. Chief research chemist Arlington Chemical Company, Yonkers, New York, 1942-1949.

Research administrator Sharp & Dohme, Inc., Glendolden and West Point, Pennsylvania, 1949-1953. Coordinator science information Merck & Company, Inc., West Point, 1953-1961. Executive officer American Society Biological Chemists, also manager Journal Biological Chemistry, Bethesda, 1962-1977.

Consultant to director National Library Medicine. Executive secretary 6th International Congress Biochemistry, 1964. Chairman, 31st International Congress Federation International Documentation, 1965.

Member United States National committee International Union Biochemistry, National Academy Sciences-National Research Council, 1957-1960. Member Executive Committee Office Bio-chemical Nomenclature, National Research Council, 1963-1977, chairman, 1976-1977. Member United States nat. committee International Federation Documentation, 1961-1969, chairman, 1968-1969, councillor, 1967-1972, vice president, 1973-1976.

Director Phila Science Council, 1955-1961. Chairman Gordon Research Conference on Food and Nutrition, 1956, Gordon Research Conference Science Information Problems in Research, 1961, 69. Member advising committee science publications United States Public Health Service, 1962-1965.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Society Biological Chemists, American Institute Nutrition, Council Biology. Club: Cosmos.


Married Florence Rhea Powell, September 2, 1934.

Edward A. Harte

Sadie (Martin) Harte

Florence Rhea Powell