Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon
|Lloyd Montgomery Pidgeon|
December 3, 1903|
Markham, Ontario, Canada
|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, a 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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