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researcher , medical instruments company executive

Thomas Patrick Carney, American Medical instruments company executive, researcher ( ind: manufacturing)medical instruments company executive, researcher. Recipient Distinguished Service award Association Cons. Chemists and Engineers, 1976; Ernest Stewart awardCouncil Advancement and Support of Education, 1982.


Carney, Thomas Patrick was born on May 27, 1915 in Dubois, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James Patrick and Margaret Elizabeth (Senard) Carney.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Notre Dame University, 1937. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame University, 1969. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1939.

Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1941.


Research chemist Reilly Tar and Chemical Corporation, Indianapolis, 1937-1939, 41-43. Post doctoral fellow University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1943-1944. Research chemist Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, 1944-1954, vice president, 1954-1964.

Executive vice president G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1964-1974. Chairman of the executive committee National Patent Development Company. New York City, 1974-1975.

President Metatech Corporation, Northbrook, Illinois, 1976-1986, also director, chairman, 1986^, Bioferm, Inc., Northbrook, since 1980, also director. Board directors ImmunoGenetics, Vineland, New Jersey, TNI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cistron Biotechnology, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Consultant to Secretary Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington.


  • Achievements include patents in field.



Chairman board trustees Barat College, 1970—1980, University Notre Dame, 1980—1985. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemists, Chemical Society London, New York Academy of Sciences. Member: London Society Chemical Industry, Swiss Chemical Society, American Chemical Society (division chairman), Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Sigma Xi.


Married Mary Elizabeth McGuire, October 3, 1942. Children: Thomas, Sheila, James, Janet.

James Patrick Carney

Margaret Elizabeth (Senard) Carney

Mary Elizabeth McGuire

Thomas Carney

Sheila Carney

James Carney

Janet Carney