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Glenn Theodore Seaborg was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, April 19, 1912; son of Herman Theodore and Selma Olive (Erickson).

Received his A.B. degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles, 1934; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1937; and D.Sc. (honorary), University of Denver, Colorado, 1951.

During his career he has been research associate working with Professor Gilbert N. Lewis, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (1937-39); instructor, Department and College of Chemistry, University of California (1939-41); assistant professor, Department and College of Chemistry, University of California (1941-45); (on leave from University of California) Research Chemist at Metallurgical Laboratory, University of Chicago (1942-46); professor, Department and College of Chemistry, and director of Division of Nuclear Chemistry, Radiation Laboratory, University of California (1945-present).

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Fellow of American Physical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Lambda Upsilon (honorary member, 1948), American National Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, American Institute of Chemists (honorary member, 1952), Royal Society of Arts (England), and the American Philosophical Society.

Married Helen Lucille Griggs on June 6, 1942 in Pioche, Nevada. They have four children: Peter Glenn, born May 31, 1946; Lynne Annette, born September 6, 1947; David Michael, born April 22, 1949; and Stephen Keith, born August 14, 1951.

Residence: 1154 Glen Road, Lafayette, California.

Office: Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley 4, California.





Transcribed by Marie Hassard 02 March 2014.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 176, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

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