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Robert Louis Livingston

chemist , educator.

Robert Louis Livingston, American chemist, educator. Recipient Standard Oil Teaching award, 1968. Member American Chemical Society (secretary div. chemical education 1963-1968.

Background

Livingston, Robert Louis was born on November 15, 1918 in Ada, Ohio, United States. Son of Ralph and Ruth (Sink) Livingston.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1939. Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1941, Doctor of Philosophy., 1943. Associate chemist Naval Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1944-1946.

Faculty Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, since 1946, professor of chemistry, since 1954, assistant department head, 1960-1968. Director National Science Foundation-URP Program, 1969-1972. Cons. College Entrance Examination Board, since 1972.

Career

Research on molecular structure of gaseous molecules by electron diffraction.

Works

  • Author: (with F.D. Martin) General Chemistry, public annually 1952-1964. Contributor to (with F.D. Martin) professional jours.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society (secretary div. chemical education 1963-1968.

Connections

Married Virginia Capron, May 30, 1943 (divorced 1973).; married Jean Moriarty, August 25, 1979. Children: Douglas, Roy, Margaret, Bruce.

father:
Ralph Livingston

mother:
Ruth (Sink) Livingston

spouses:
Virginia Capron

Jean Moriarty

children:
Douglas Livingston

Roy Livingston

Margaret Livingston

Bruce Livingston