Baker, William Oliver

Born: Jul 15, 1915 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 90 years of age.

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.



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