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Beckler, David Z. 1918-
Oral history interview with David Z. Beckler, 2001 August 22 and December 27.
In this interview, David Z. Beckler discusses his career in chemistry and in scientific consulting. Topics discussed include: his childhood; using chemistry in his father's dry cleaning business; Texas A&M University; University of Rochester; patent law; Vannevar Bush; National Defense Research Committee; Office of Scientific Research and Development; Tadeus Reichstein; Operation Crossroads; Admiral William H. P. Blandy; Roger Revelle; Joint Research and Development Board; Lloyd Berkner; James E. Webb; Lewis Strauss; Atomic Energy Commission; President's Science Advisory Committee; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Arthur Flemming; Lee Alvin DuBridge; Isidor I. Rabe; Harry Truman; chemical and biological weapons; Henry Kissinger; Spurgeon Kenney; Vietnam War.
American chemical engineer. Professional experience includes: National Defense Research Committee; Joint Research and Development Board; President's Science Advisory Committee.
Beckler, David Z. 1918-
Berkner, Lloyd V. (Lloyd Viel), 1905-1967
Blandy, William H. P. (William Henry Purnell), 1890-1954
Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Flemming, Arthur S. (Arthur Sherwood), 1905-1996
Kenney, Spurgeon M. Jr.
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Reichstein, Tadeusz, 1897-1996
Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991
Strauss, Lewis L.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992
Texas A & M University
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Joint Research and Development Board
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of Rochester.
Biological weapons
Chemical weapons
Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
Patent laws and legislation
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA