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Anson, Fred C. (Chemist)



  • Existence: 1933 - 2222


Background: Caltech Professor of Chemistry, 1958-present; Chairman, Division of Chemistry, 1984-1994; Caltech alumnus (BS, 1954).


Description: Fred Anson was born in South San Gabriel, California, attended local schools and entered Caltech in 1950, earning his BS in chemistry in 1954. He completed his PhD at Harvard in 1957 and returned that year to Caltech as an instructor; the next year he was appointed assistant professor. Anson's entire career was spent at Caltech, where he served the Institute in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities.


Collection Notes: Oral History 1997. A 48-page account, with interviewer Shirley K. Cohen, of Anson's life and career at Caltech. Includes accounts of studies in Europe with electrochemists in Brussels, Florence and Berlin; reminiscences of the Chemistry Division in the 1950s under Linus Pauling.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Fred Anson Oral History Interview with Shirley K. Cohen [sound recording], 1997-02-21 - 1997-02-26

Scope and Contents An interview in two sessions, February 1997, with Fred C. Anson, Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor of Chemistry, in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Professor Anson received his BS in chemistry in 1954 from Caltech and his PhD from Harvard in 1957. That year, he returned to Caltech as an instructor in the chemistry division, becoming an assistant professor in 1958, an associate professor in 1962, full professor in 1968, and holder of the Gilloon chair in 1995. In this...
Dates: 1997-02-21 - 1997-02-26

Papers of Fred C. Anson

 Digital Record
Identifier: 2016-04-18-000001

Science and Society Conference

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2016-00037

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