Little, Arthur D. (Arthur Dehon), 1863-1935

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Dates:
Birth 1863-12-15
Death 1935-08-01

Biographical notes:

Chemical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Little and Roger B. Griffin founded the chemical firm, Griffin and Little, Boston, Mass., in 1886; incorporated as Arthur D. Little, Inc., in 1909.

From the description of Papers, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149520

From the description of Papers of Arthur D. Little, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77756012

Biographical Note

  • 1863, Dec. 15: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1885 - 1886 : Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1886: Chemist (later superintendent), Richmond Paper Co., Rumford, R.I. Started Griffin and Little, analytical, consulting, and research chemists, in partnership with Roger B. Griffin, Boston, Mass.
  • 1893: Death of Roger B. Griffin in laboratory accident
  • 1894: Published with Roger B. Griffin, The Chemistry of Paper-Making. New York: Howard Lockwood and Co.
  • 1900: Formed partnership with William H. Walker
  • 1901: Married Henrietta Rogers Anthony
  • 1909: Incorporated firm as Arthur D. Little, Inc.
  • 1912 - 1914 : President, American Chemical Society
  • 1916: Organized national resources survey of Canada for the Canadian Pacific Railway
  • 1917: Moved Arthur D. Little, Inc., to Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Firm of Arthur D. Little, Inc., served as a consultant to the Chemical Warfare Service and Signal Corps
  • 1919: President, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 1920s: Instrumental in founding school of chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1928: Published, The Handwriting on the Wall. Boston: Little Brown, and Company
  • 1928 - 1929 : President, Society of Chemical Industry, London, England
  • 1931: Awarded Perkin medal by special ad hoc committed composed of members from five chemical societies
  • 1935, Aug. 1: Died, Northeast Harbor, Maine

From the guide to the Arthur D. Little Papers, 1884-1973, (bulk 1900-1935), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Research, Industrial
  • Chemicals--Analysis
  • Chemical industry
  • Chemical industry--Massachusetts

Occupations:

  • Chemical engineers--Massachusetts
  • Businessmen--Massachusetts
  • Inventors--Massachusetts
  • Chemical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Entrepreneurs

Places:

  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)