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Baker, William Oliver

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Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists

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1915 - Born on the 15th of July in Chestertown.

 

Earned a bachelor's degree in physical chemistry from Washington College.

 

1938 - Earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Princeton.

 

1939 - Joined Bell Labs, then Bell Telephone Laboratories, as a research scientist.

 

1955-1973 - He was Bell Lab's vice president of research.

 

1973-1979 - He was the President of Bell Laboratories.

 

His expertise led to his appointments as a science adviser to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan.

 

Served as a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee.

 

The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

 

The Federal Emergency Management Advisory Board.

 

1980 - Dr. Baker retired from Bell Labs as Chairman of the Board.

 

1988 - He received the National Medal of Science.

 

2003 - Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guglielmo Marconi International Fellowship Foundation at Columbia University.

 

2005 - William O. Baker died on the 31st of October.

 

 


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