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Robert Wilkinson Edwards

microbiologist

Robert Wilkinson Edwards, American microbiologist. Decorated Bronze Star medal, Air medal. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945; Member New York Academy Sciences, American Society Microbiologists, Society Industrial Microbiologists, National Association Corrosion Engineers, Marine Technology Society, American Association Contamination Control, Quiet Birdmen.; Club: OX-5 of America Braddock Heights Doctor of Medicine.

Background

Edwards, Robert Wilkinson was born on April 6, 1914 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of William Dresser and Lucy (Wilkinson) Edwards.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Memphis State College, 1948. Master of Sciences, University Tennessee, 1949.

Career

1 son, Robert Wilkinson. Civilian pilot, 1930-1940. President Edwards Aircraft Corporation, Memphis, 1938-1940.

Assistant traffic manager Chicago & Southern Airlines, Houston, 1945-1946. Assistant professor Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookville, 1949-1951. Chief bacteriologist Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1951-1953.

Microbiologist United States Army, 1956-1966. Technical staff scientist Airtronics, Inc., Washington, 1966-1969. Consultant applied microbiology.

Membership

Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1940-1945. Member New York Academy Sciences, American Society Microbiologists, Society Industrial Microbiologists, National Association Corrosion Engineers, Marine Technology Society, American Association Contamination Control, Quiet Birdmen. Club: OX-5 of America Braddock Heights Doctor of Medicine.

Connections

Married Ruth Mae Rawlins, April.

father:
William Dresser Edwards

mother:
Lucy (Wilkinson) Edwards

spouse:
Ruth Mae Rawlins