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Robert Mitchell Milton, American Chemical company executive.


Milton, Robert Mitchell was born on November 29, 1920 in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. Son of Clare Leon and Frances Thornton (Mitchell) Milton.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1941; Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1943; Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1944.


C.Y. War Project, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1943-1945; research associate, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1945-1946; with, Union Carbide Corporation, 1946-1985; research chemist, Union Carbide Corporation, 1946-1951; research supervisor, Union Carbide Corporation, 1951-1954; manager development laboratory, Union Carbide Corporation, 1954-1958; assistant manager new products, Union Carbide Corporation, 1958-1959; assistant director, then director research Linde division, Union Carbide Corporation, 1959-1973; executive vice president Showa UNOX, Showa Union Gosei division, Union Carbide Corporation, 1973-1977; director agricultural business development, vice president Keystone Seed Company division, Union Carbide Corporation, 1977-1979; associate corporation director product safety and liability, Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, Connecticut, 1980-1985; president, R. Milton Associations, Inc., 1986-1996. Consultant United States Naval Technology Mission to Europe, 1945. Member of advisory board hyperbaric medicine State University of New York, 1966-1973.

Member National Research Council panel on environmental protection, safety and hazardous materials of Committee on Chemical Engineering Frontiers, 1985-1987.


  • Other Work

    • Inventor Linde molecular sieve adsorbents and catalysts, hi-flux tubing. Patentee in field.


Fellow American Institute Chemists (honorary, director-at-large 1982-1987, president elect 1988-1989, president 1990-1991, Chairman, Board Of Directors 1992-1993, Chemical Pioneer award 1980). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society (Jacob F. Schoellkopf medal 1963), Wawashkamo Golf Club (president emeritus), Mackinac Island Yacht Club, Johns Hopkins Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.


Married Mary Wills Bridges, June 22, 1946. Children: Mistress M. Gillian Sanders (deceased), Mistress Suzanne M. Padilla, David Wills.

Clare Leon Milton

Frances Thornton (Mitchell) Milton

Mary Wills Bridges

Mistress Suzanne M. Padilla Milton

Mistress M. Gillian Sanders Milton (deceased)

David Wills Milton