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Baker, William Oliver

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2005 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists

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.