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William Campbell Root

educator

William Campbell Root, American educator. Recipient James Norris Flack award for outstanding achievement in teaching in chemistry. Fellow Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; member American Chemical Society, American Anthropological Association, Society American Archeology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Theta Delta Chi.

Background

Root, William Campbell was born on October 26, 1903 in Grass Valley, California, United States. Son of Orville Hurd and Jean Marion (Campbell) Root.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University California, 1925. A.M., Harvard, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932.

Career

Research associate Harvard, 1930-1932. Instructor chemistry Bowdoin College, 1932-1934, assistant professor, 1934-1939, associate professor, 1939-1946, department chairman, 1941-1966, professor from 1946, Charles W. Pickard professor of chemistry, 1952-1969.

Works

  • Contributor technical articles science journals.

Membership

Fellow Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Member American Chemical Society, American Anthropological Association, Society American Archeology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Theta Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Pauline Dikeman, April.

father:
Orville Hurd Root

mother:
Jean Marion (Campbell) Root

spouse:
Pauline Dikeman