Marston T. Bogert

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Marston Taylor Bogert
Born(1868-04-18)April 18, 1868
Flushing, New York
DiedMarch 21, 1954(1954-03-21) (aged 85)
EducationFlushing Institute
Alma materColumbia University (A.B., 1890) (Honorary Sc.D., 1929)
Clark University (Honorary LL.D., 1909)
AwardsWilliam H. Nichols Medal (1906)
Priestley Medal (1938)
Egleston Medal (1939)
Charles Frederick Chandler Medal (1949)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic Chemistry
Notable students
Hal Trueman Beans, J. M. Nelson, Michael Heidelberger, Foster D. Snell, George Scatchard

Marston Taylor Bogert (April 18, 1868 – March 21, 1954) was an American chemist.


He was born in Flushing, New York on April 18, 1868[1] and studied at the Flushing Institute, which was a well known private school, where he was a straight-A student.

He entered Columbia College in New York in 1886 and graduated in 1890 with an A.B. degree. He entered the new Columbia School of Mines and gained a PhD in 1894. He stayed on to teach organic chemistry and in 1904 was appointed a full professor, retiring in 1939 as Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry in Residence.[1]

In 1893 he married Charlotte Hoogland.[2]

He was President of the American Chemical Society 1907-8 and President of the Society of Chemical Industry in 1912.

During the First World War he served as a colonel in the US Chemical Warfare Service, and in the Second World War served on the Chemical Industry Branch of the War Production Board.[2]

He died in New York City on March 21, 1954.

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  1. ^ a b c Secretary, O.H.; Sciences, N.A. (1974). Biographical Memoirs. Vol. 45. National Academies Press. p. 99. ISBN 9780309022392. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Former Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783 – 2002" (PDF). June 29, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 19, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gold Medal Award Winners". American Institute of Chemists. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "ACS President: Marston T. Bogert (1907–1908 ) – American Chemical Society". Retrieved November 16, 2015.

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