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Seitz, Frederick

Born: 1911 AD
Currently alive, at 110 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrator, Educators, Physicists

1911 – Born on the 4th of July.

1940 – He published a prominent physics textbook, The Modern Theory of Solids.

1949 – He served as a professor of physics at the University of Illinois.

1962 – He served as the president of the National Academy of Sciences.

1968 – He was president of Rockefeller University.

1979 – His retirement from Rockefeller University, Seitz began working as a paid permanent consultant for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, advising their research program.

1989 – The CEO of R.J. Reynolds, William Hobbs, concluded that "Dr. Seitz is quite elderly and not sufficiently rational to offer advice.

1994 – Seitz authored a report published by the George C. Marshall Institute, of which he was a founder and chairman of the board, entitled "Global warming and ozone hole controversies.

1995 – Seitz signed the Leipzig Declaration.