CHF Mourns John C. Haas

John C. Haas

Portrait of John C. Haas, 2000. CHF Collections, Photograph by Douglas A. Lockard.

April 2, 2011 - Villanova, Pa.

All who are involved with the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) were saddened to learn of the passing of John C. Haas, former chairman of global chemical company Rohm and Haas on Saturday, April 2, at his family home in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Haas played a crucial role in the establishment of CHF's predecessor organization, the Center for the History of Chemistry, in 1982. From that point forward he tirelessly served CHF as a member of advisory boards and development committees and through a six-year term on CHF's board of directors. He created three Haas Fellowships for visiting scholars at CHF: one in the history of chemical industries and two in public understanding.

"John was a constant and creative supporter of CHF for three decades," said Thomas R. Tritton, CHF's president and CEO.  "We will miss him greatly, as will so many others in the Philadelphia area who received his support, wise counsel, and encouragement."


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