Marston T. Bogert

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Marston T. Bogert
BornApril 18, 1868 (1868-04-18)
Flushing, New York
Died21 March 1954 (1954-03-22) (aged 85)
EducationColumbia University (BA, PhD)
OccupationAmerican chemist

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. 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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