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Vernon Hendrum Cheldelin

biochemist , educator

Vernon Hendrum Cheldelin, American biochemist, educator. award outstanding teaching Ore; award, 1956.


Cheldelin, Vernon Hendrum was born on March 15, 1916 in Clatskanie, Oregon, United States. Son of John Frederick and Marie Cecelie (Thugersen) Cheldelin.


Bachelor of Arts, Reed College, 1937. Master of Science, Oregon State University, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1941.


Chemistry University Texas, 1939-1941. Research chemist R.R. Williams laboratories, Summit, New Jersey, 41-42. Research associate biochemistry institute University Texas, 1942.

Faculty Oregon State University, since 1942, professor of chemistry, since 1948, director science research institute, since 1952, dean School Science, since 1962.


Member study panel biochemistry and nutrition United States Public Health Service, 1951-1955, 61-65. Member for Oregon, Science and New Technologies Committee, since 1961. Rockefeller fellow Enzyme Institute, University of Wisconsin, 1949-1950.

Member American Chemical Society (executive council bio chemistry division 1948-1950, chairman Oregon section 1949, nat. councilor 1944, 53-55, chairman nat. convention Portland 1948.


Married Irene Hinnells, September 7, 1938. Children: Verene B. (Mistress Billy R. Finley), Ronald H., Lawrence V., Sandra I. Instructor.

John Frederick Cheldelin

Marie Cecelie (Thugersen) Cheldelin

Irene Hinnells

Verene B. Cheldelin (Mistress Billy R. Finley)

Ronald H. Cheldelin

Lawrence V. Cheldelin

Sandra I. Instr Cheldelin