1904 – Born on August 5th in Clinton, Iowa. Donald Campbell was one of four Exxon Research & Engineering Co. (ER&E) inventors who revolutionized the petroleum industry through fluid catalytic cracking, a process that greatly increases the yield of high-octane gasoline from crude oil.
– He first attended Iowa State University, then MIT and the Harvard Business School.
1969 – He held 30 patents and was assistant to the vice president of New Areas of Research.
1999 – He was inducted in the Hall of Fame.
2002 – Died on September 14th.