Samuel Sugden

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Samuel Sugden,[1] FRS[2][3] was an eminent[4] chemist[5] in the first half of the 20th century.[6] He was born in Leeds[7] on 21 February 1892 and educated at Batley Grammar School[2] and the Royal College of Science.[8] After war time service with the BEF he was a Research Chemist the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich[9] following which he became a Lecturer, Reader [10] then Professor of Physical chemistry at Birkbeck College.[11] In 1934 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society[2] and in1937 became Professor of Physical Chemistry at University College, London.[12] When World War II returned he joined the newly formed Ministry of Supply but resigned in 1944 to take up a similar post with the United States Air Force Eighth Air Force. A noted author,[13] he died on 20 October 1950.[14]

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  1. ^ Notable bearers of name
  2. ^ a b c Sutton, L. E. (1951). "Samuel Sugden. 1892-1950". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 7 (20): 492. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1951.0015. 
  3. ^ Wardlaw, W. M. (1950). "Prof. Samuel Sugden, F.R.S". Nature. 166 (4231): 933–934. doi:10.1038/166933a0. PMID 14796631. 
  4. ^ Sugden, S. (1925). "The Determination of Surface Tension from the rise in Capillary Tubes". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 47: 60–61. doi:10.1021/ja01678a006. 
  5. ^ The Ridings of Yorkshire
  6. ^ NPG details
  7. ^ Famous people from Yorkshire
  8. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  9. ^ Anon (1943). "Prof. S. Sugden, F.R.S". Nature. 151 (3824): 191–190. doi:10.1038/151191c0. 
  10. ^ Sugden , Samuel (1892–1950)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Sutton,L. E (Oxford, Oxford University Press, September 2004) ISBN 0-19-861411-X
  11. ^ Rodd, E. H.; Sutton, L. E. (1952). "Obituary notices: James Baddiley, 1885?1951; Samuel Sugden, 1892?1950". Journal of the Chemical Society (Resumed): 1985. doi:10.1039/JR9520001985. 
  12. ^ UCL profile
  13. ^ Amongst others he wrote “The Structure of Atoms”, 1923; “A Class Book of Physical Chemistry”;and “The Parachor and Valency”, 1929 > British Library web-site accessed Sunday 26 July 2009 6:17GMT
  14. ^ Obituary Professor S. Sugden The Times Tuesday, 24 October 1950; pg. 8; Issue 51830; col E