Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background. Educational influence of parents. Early interest in chemistry.
College Education 5
Bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from University of Colorado. Graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Michigan. Thesis research under Professor Moses Gomberg.
Teaching at the University of Illinois 7
First position teaching freshman chemistry. Research interests in inorganic chemistry. Work on stereo-isomerization, coordination compounds. Influence of "Speed" Marvel. Supervision of graduate students, placement work.
American Chemical Society 19
Attendance at national meetings. Involvement in physical and inorganic chemistry division. Creation of separate inorganic chemistry division. Election to office of President.
Involvement in IUPAC 24
Revamping of constitution. Selection as treasurer.
Summing Up 27
Reflections on graduate students. Importance of research freedom.