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Carothers, Wallace Hume

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1937 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists, Inventor

1896 – Carothers was born in Burlington Iowa on the 27th of April.

         – Carothers attended public school in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was known as a conscientious student.

1915 – He enrolled in the Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, where his father, Ira, was Vice-President, completing the accountancy and secretarial curriculum in July.

         – In September, he entered Tarkio College in Missouri. Carothers so excelled in chemistry that even before his graduation he was made a chemistry instructor.

1920 – He graduated from Tarkio at the age of 24 with a bachelor of science degree.

1921 – He went to the University of Illinois for his master of arts degree.

1922 – Carothers held a one-year appointment as a chemistry instructor at the University of South Dakota.

1924 – He went back to the University of Illinois to study for his Ph.D under Dr. Roger Adams.

1937 – He died on the 29th of April.