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William Rogers Chalker, American chemical company executive. Registered professional engineer, Delaware.


Chalker, William Rogers was born on February 17, 1920 in Atlanta. Son of Elliott Lamar and Mildred Edna (Crum) Chalker.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity South Carolina., 1942; Bachelor of Science, University South Carolina., 1943; diploma engineering, United States Naval Academy Postgraduate School, 1945; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1948; Professional Engineer, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1950.


Observer, United States Weather Bureau, Petersburg, West Virginia, 1946; research assistant, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1946-1950; consultant meteorologist, Ampere-hour Glenn & Associates, New Orleans, 1950-1951; with, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., 1951-1985; atmospheric dispersion research, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc. (Savannah River Plant), 1951-1953; engineer, senior consultant, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc. (Savannah River Plant), 1965-1972; principal consultant, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc.

(Savannah River Plant), 1972-1977; principal division consultant, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Inc. (Savannah River Plant), 1977-1985; retired, 1985; president, W.R. Chalker and Associations, 1985-1992. Member Delaware Air Pollution Authority, 1957-1966.

Member technical advising committee Del.Water and Air Resources Commission, 1967-1970. Member air quality committee Manufacturing Chemists Association, 1960-1985, vice chairman, 1974-1976, chairman, 1976-1978. Chairman air control committee Chemical Industry Council New Jersey, 1964-1966.

Member petrochem.industry advising committee United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1972-1974.


  • Registered professional engineer, Delaware.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American, Royal meteorological societies, Air Pollution Control Association (chairman mid-Atlantic states section 1964-1965, national board 1966-1969), American Academy Environmental Engineers (diplomate 1976), Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Nu, Kappa Sigma Kappa.


Married Joan Windsor King, February 12, 1955. Children— William Rogers, Scott King.

Elliott Lamar Chalker

Mildred Edna (Crum) Chalker

Joan Windsor King

Scott King Chalker

William Rogers Chalker