William von Eggers Doering (1917-2011) earned his Harvard BS in 1937 and his Ph.D. in 1943. He taught at Columbia University from 1943 until 1952, when he accepted a full professorship at Yale University. In 1967, Doering began teaching at Harvard; in 1968, he became the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry. He took emeritus status in 1986 but continued to publish until 2008. He died on January 3, 2011.
Robert Burns Woodward (1917-1979) joined the Chemistry Department at Harvard University in 1938. He was appointed Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry in 1958 and held the Donner Professorship of Science from 1960 until his death. Woodward was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his work in organic chemistry.
From the description of Collection of Jeffrey I. Seeman, 1944-1961. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 723496571