Samuel M. McElvain

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Samuel M. McElvain
Born (1897-12-09)December 9, 1897
DuQuoin, Illinois, United States
Died April 11, 1973(1973-04-11) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Institutions University of Wisconsin–Madison
Alma mater Washington University in St. Louis
University of Illinois
Doctoral advisor Roger Adams
Doctoral students Arthur C. Cope, Gilbert J. Stork

Samuel Marion McElvain (December 9, 1897 – April 11, 1973 ) was an American chemist. McElvain studied first at Washington University in St. Louis and received his MS and Ph.D from the University of Illinois in 1923. In 1923 he became professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he retired in 1961.