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Roger Adams

Roger AdamsBorn: 2-Jan-1889
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 6-Jul-1971
Location of death: Champaign, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Organic chemist at Illinois

Military service: US Army (Maj., Chemical Warfare Service, WWI)

    High School: Cambridge Latin School
    University: BA, Harvard University (1909)
    University: AM, Harvard University (1910)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1912)
    University: University of Berlin (1912-13)
    Teacher: Organic Chemistry, Harvard University (1913-16)
    Teacher: Organic Chemistry, Radcliffe College (1913-16)
    Teacher: Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1916-19)
    Professor: Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1919-57)

    Davy Medal 1945
    Priestley Medal 1946
    Commander of the British Empire 1948:(honorary)
    Benjamin Franklin Medal 1960 (by the Franklin Institute)
    National Medal of Science 1964
    American Chemical Society President (1935), Chairman (1944-50)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science 1927, President (1950)
    National Academy of Sciences 1929
    American Philosophical Society 1936
    National Science Foundation Board of Directors (1954-60)
    Franklin Institute (honorary)
    Rotary International
    Council on Foreign Relations 1958-66
    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Organic Reactions Editor (1941-59), Advisory (1959-68)
    Journal of the American Chemical Society Associate Editor (1922-32)
    Organic Syntheses Editorial Board (1920-30), Advisory (1930-)


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