George K. Schweitzer

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George Keene Schweitzer (born December 5, 1924) is an academic in chemistry and family history and local history. He has also studied history of science and philosophy of science, for which he was awarded the Sc.D.

Schweitzer was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Central College in 1945 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry in 1946 and 1948 from the University of Illinois . He received his M. A. in history of religion from Columbia University in 1961 and his Ph.D. in history from New York University in 1964. His Sc.D. was awarded in 1966.

He became a professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee in 1948 and became an Alumni Distinguished Professor at that university in 1970.

He held a National Science Foundation faculty fellowship in 1959-1960 at Columbia, and has lectured extensively at numerous other universities. Schweitzer has published over 160 papers including 18 guidebooks on family history research.