Alton E. Bailey

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Alton E. Bailey
Born 1907
Midland, Texas, United States
Died May 1952
Nationality American
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Known for publishing Bailey's Industrial Oils and Fat Products

Alton E. Bailey was an American chemist. He is best known for being publisher of the book Industrial Oils and Fat Products, which was renamed after his death to Bailey's Industrial Oils and Fat Products.


Bailey was born in Midland, Texas in 1907. He studied at the University of New Mexico and received his bachelor's degree in 1927. He started working for the Santa Fe Railroad and in 1929 he changed to the Cudahy Packing Company where he did research mostly on fat and oil chemistry.

Between 1945 and 1950 he worked for the Girdler Corporation. Bailey died May 1953.[1]


  1. ^ List, G. R. (2003). "Giants from the Past: Alton E. Bailey (1907-1953)". INFORM. 14: 56.