Southwest Retort, Volume 26, Number 1, September 1973 Page: 3
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Everybody welcome - no reservations necessary
Speaker for Dallas-Ft. Worth
THE PRESIDENT-ELECT of the
American Chemical Society, Dr.
Bernard S. Friedman, will address the
Dallas-Ft. Worth Section meeting, Mon-
day night, October 15, in the Sundown
Room, Marriott Motor Hotel, 2101 Stem-
mons Freeway, Dallas.
No reservations are necessary since
there will be no dinner. A cocktail hour
beginning at 7 p.m. hosted by Curtin-
Matheson Chemical Co. will precede Dr.
Friedman's 8 o'clock lecture entitled,
"Professionalism - Who Needs It?"
A member of the ACS since 1936, Dr.
Friedman was chairman of the Chicago
section of the Society in 1959 and has
been a councilor of the section continu-
ously since that year. In addition to
serving on many committees of the Chi-
cago section, he was appointed in 1960
to a five-year term on the ACS Com-
mittee on Professional Relations and
Also active in civic affairs, Dr. Fried-
man has been a member of the Chicago
Board of Education since 1962, serving
on the board of trustees of the Teachers
Pension Plan during 1970-72. In 1950,
he was chairman of the Greater Chicago
Area Careers Conference.
Other scientific societies have bene-
fited from his membership and activities.
He was chairman of the Chicago chapter
of the American Institute of Chemists
and president in 1953 of the Chicago
Technical Societies Council. He is also
a member of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
Born in Chicago and reared in Streat-
er, Ill., Dr. Friedman received the A.B.
in 1930 and the Ph.D. in 1936 from the
University of Illinois at Urbana. After
three years of teaching in the public
schools of Streater and an additional
three years as an instructor at the Uni-
versity of Illinois, Dr. Friedman turned
to industrial research. For nine years,
until 1945, he was a research chemist
with Universal Oil Products Company,
Des Plaines, Ill.
In 1948, after directing chemical lab-
oratories in industry and government
for three years, he began his long asso-
ciation with Sinclair Research Labora-
tories in Chicago, now called the Harvey
Research Center of the Atlantic-Rich-
field Corporation. For eleven years he
was associate director of the organic
research laboratories of the oil company,
and in 1959 he became a research asso-
ciate. In 1969 he took his present position
at the University of Chicago, where he
is in charge of freshman and sophomore
chemistry laboratory courses. He will
retire from his present position in July,
1973, and will be able to devote full
time to the office of ACS president-
Dr. Friedman's honors include election
to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, the
Merit Award of the Chicago Technical
Societies Council in 1963, and the Honor
Scroll of the American Institute of
Chemists in 1959.
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