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Kenneth S. Pitzer

AKA Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer

Born: 6-Jan-1914
Birthplace: Pomona, CA
Died: 26-Dec-1997
Location of death: Berkeley, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Rice University, 1961-68

Father: Russell K. Pitzer (founder of Pitzer College, b. 1878, d. 1978)
Mother: Flora Anna Sanborn
Wife: Jean Mosher (m. 1935, d. 22-Apr-2000, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Ann
Son: Russell
Son: John

    University: BS, California Institute of Technology (1935)
    University: PhD Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley (1937)
    Professor: Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley (1937-61)
    Administrator: Dean, College of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley (1951-60)
    Administrator: President, Rice University (1961-68)
    Administrator: President, Stanford University (1969-71)
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1971-84)
    Administrator: Trustee, Mills College
    Administrator: Trustee, Harvey Mudd College
    Administrator: Trustee, Pitzer College

    US Atomic Energy Commission Dir. of Research (1949-51)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Chemical Society
    American Philosophical Society
    American Physical Society
    National Academy of Sciences
    RAND Corporation Trustee
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1950
    IME James Clayton Prize 1957 (with Robert F. Curl, Jr.)
    Priestley Medal 1969
    National Medal of Science


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