Title and Description Page
Family Background and Early Education 1
Childhood in Indiana and death of father. Influence of high school chemistry teacher. Matriculation at Wabash College.
College and Graduate Studies 2
Financing college during the Depression with farmwork. Research project, under supervision of Dr. Howell, making a metal acetylide. The University of Illinois and association with Carl Marvel. Beginning of lifelong interest in birds.
Early Career at The Lubrizol Corporation 6
Research position with Cleveland Industrial Research, research arm of Lubrizol. Starting job as head of new research lab. Improving lubricants with additives. Rapid growth of Lubrizol during World War II.
Research and Development at The Lubrizol Corporation 8
Supervision of research lab. Lubrizol's philosophy towards research. Relationship with Kelvin Smith. Smith family's ties with Dow Chemical. Foreign expansion of Lubrizol.
Management Career at The Lubrizol Corporation 12
Personal opinions on management training. Continuing interest in research. Becoming a shareholder in Lubrizol. Scientific teamwork at Lubrizol.
Later Career and Retirement 15
Response to environmental concerns as CEO. Perspectives on changes in the chemical industry. Society of Chemical Industry Medal and "Intellegence of Life" speech. Continuing interest in photography and naturalism.