Flory, Paul J.

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  • 1910 June 19: Born, Sterling, Illinois
  • 1931: Bachelor's degree, Manchester College
  • 1934: Ph.D in Chemistry, Ohio State University
  • 1936: Married Emily Catherine Tabor
  • 1937 - 1939 : Employed at Basic Science Research Laboratory of the University of Cincinnati
  • 1940 - 1943 : Employed at Esso Laboratories of the Standard Oil Development Company (later known as Exxon)
  • 1943 - 1948 : Employed at the Research Laboratory of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • 1948: Accepted professorship, Cornell University
  • 1961 - 1975 : Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
  • 1974: Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)
  • 1975: Awarded National Medal of Science
  • 1978: Withdrew from a symposium at Tashkent in response to persecution of Soviet scientists
  • 1980: Delegate, Hamburg Scientific Forum, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
  • 1982: Panelist, Madrid CSCE
  • 1984: Served as spokesman for a group of scholars offering themselves as personal witnesses with the hope of securing medical treatment for Elena Bonner
  • 1985: Co-authored public letter to the editor of Science concerning National Academy of Science (NAS) scientific exchange protocol
  • 1985: Died

Sources: Nobelprize.org


From the guide to the Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986, 1975-1986, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937. Laboratory notebooks, 1928-1937. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Dept. Records, 1902-1985. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Paul J. Flory Papers, 1975-1986, 1975-1986 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Orlov, Yuri, 1924- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921- person
associatedWith Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Shcharansky. corporateBody
associatedWith Shcharansky, Anatoly. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Dissenters--Soviet Union
Civil rights
Civil rights--Soviet Union
American chemist
Scientists--Soviet Union


Birth 1910-06-19

Death 1985-09-09




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