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Robert Kerr Summerbell

educator

Robert Kerr Summerbell, American educator. Member American Chemical Society (councilor 1947-1950, chairman Chicago section 1947-1948), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha.

Background

Summerbell, Robert Kerr was born on July 30, 1904 in Le Grand, Iowa, United States. Son of Carlyle and Anna (Kerr) Summerbell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Defiance (O.) College, 1925. Student of University Chicago, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ohio, 1928.

Career

Instructor chemistry Northwestern, 1928-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1938, associate professor, 1938-1943, professor of chemistry, since 1943, head department chemistry, 1945-1952.

Works

  • Contributor research articles to Journal American Chemical Society.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society (councilor 1947-1950, chairman Chicago section 1947-1948), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha.

Connections

Married Pauline Gordon, December 17, 1932. Children: Gordon Carlyle, Alice Anne (Mistress.

father:
Carlyle Summerbell

mother:
Anna (Kerr) Summerbell

spouse:
Pauline Gordon

children:
Gordon Carlyle Summerbell

Alice Anne (Mrs Summerbell