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Family Background 1
Growing up in Pennsylvania. Siblings. High school chemistry.
College Education 3
Attending Penn State University. Transferring to Lebanon Valley College after serving in U.S. Navy. Decision to attend graduate school.
Graduate School and Postdoctoral Studies 5
Studying with "Speed" Marvel at the University of Illinois. Introduction to polymer chemistry. Decision to move to the University of Oklahoma. Studying organic chemistry. Work on nitration studies. Influence of Simon Wender. Research for the Atomic Energy Commission. Synthesizing isocorsitrone.
Early Career at General Electric 16
Accepting position at General Electric. Working in central research laboratory. Synthesizing polymers. Moving to Materials and Process Laboratory.
Research at GE 25
Work on polycarbonates. Development of Lexan and PPO. Colleagues at GE. Producing PBT. Ultem development.
Final thoughts on GE.