Herbert Newby McCoy

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Herbert Newby McCoy (1870–1945) was a chemist who taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Utah and was the vice-president of Lindsay Light & Chemical Company. He wrote Introduction to General Chemistry (1919) with his wife-to-be, Ethel Terry and contributed to numerous papers on physical chemistry, radioactivity and rare earths.

Background[edit]

  • McCoy was born in Richmond, Indiana, on June 29, 1870 [1]
  • BS (1892) and MS (1893), Purdue University [2]
  • Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1898 [2]
  • Assistant professor, University of Utah, 1899–1901
  • Taught at University of Chicago, 1901–17
  • Became vice-president, Lindsay Light & Chemical Company, in 1919 [2]
  • President of Carnotite Reduction Company in Chicago [2]
  • Wrote Introduction to General Chemistry (1919) with his wife-to-be, Ethel Terry [3]
  • Contributed to numerous papers on physical chemistry, radioactivity and rare earths
  • Awarded Willard Gibbs medal, 1937
  • Died May 7, 1945 Los Angeles, California.
  • The Herbert Newby McCoy Award was established in 1964 by Mrs. Ethel Terry McCoy in honor of her husband.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia". University of virginia. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "purdue". Purdue University. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Google. Google Books. Retrieved 17 October 2011.