Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon
|Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon|
December 3, 1903|
|Died||December 9, 1999(aged 96)|
|Institutions||National Research Council
University of Toronto
|Alma mater||University of Manitoba
|Notable awards||Order of Canada
Order of the British Empire
Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon, OC MBE (December 3, 1903 – December 9, 1999) was a Canadian chemist who developed the Pidgeon process, one of the methods of magnesium metal production, via a silicothermic reduction. He is considered the "father" of academic metallurgical research in Canada.
Born in Markham, Ontario, the son of E. Leslie Pidgeon, an United Church of Canada minister, and Edith Gilker, he received a Bachelor of Arts in science from the University of Manitoba in 1925, a Master of Science from McGill University in 1927, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from McGill University in 1929. He was awarded a Sir William Ramsay Memorial Fellowship from Oxford University and worked under Sir Alfred Egerton from 1929 to 1931.
He married Frances Rundle. They had two children.
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