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that time he has been employed as
chemical librarian at the University
of Wisconsin and Purdue University.
He is now with The Upjohn Company.
Benjamin E. Lanham, who continues
as member-at-large of the Executive
committee, is a native of Washington,
D. C. He received his B.S. in ChE.
from George Washington University in
1928, and his LL.B. and M.P.L. from
the Washington College of Law in
1931; in that year he became a member
of the Bar of the District of
Columbia. He entered the Patent
Office in 1927 and served as a patent
examiner in numerous chemical
and nonchemical arts, and also as a
classifier. Prom 1947 to 1956 he
was chief of the Chemical Classification
Division, which supervised
the Patent Office's early experi
ments with punched-card searching
systems, and he has been a member
of various Patent Office committees,
including those related to mechanized
searching. He was also an acting
member of the Board of Appeals,
and is now Deputy Director of the
Patent Office's Office of Research
and Development as well as Primary
Examiner of its recently established
Mechanized Examining Division A.
Mr. Lanham has presented numerous
papers pertaining to various Patent
Office operations and services. He
was a member of the ACS's former
Committee on Scientific Aids to
Charles Bernier, the new memberat-large
of the Executive onmnittee,
received his B.Sc. from Montana
State College and his M.Sc. and
Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.
He is a member of the Society
of Indexers, American Documentation
Institute, American Association for
the Advancement-of Science, the International
Union of Pure and Applied
Chemistry, the National Research
Council, and the Committee
and Commission on Codification,
Ciphering, and Punched Card Techniques.
On November 1, 1958, he
became the new editor of Chemical
Abstracts. He joined the staff in
1935, becoming associate editor in
1941 and executive associate editor
in 1958. He has been instrumental
in developing many of the methods
now used by Chemical Abstracts. He
is primarily interested in chemical
communication, particularly with
regard to abstracting and indexing
and has written and had published
numerous papers in those areas.
CHEMICAL-COMPANY ABSTRACTS BULLETINS
TO VISIT "CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS"
Through the courtesy of Drs. E. J. Crane, Dale B.
Baker, and Charles L. Bernier, editors of chemicalcompany
abstracts bulletins are invited to visit
Chemical Abstracts on Friday, January 16, 1959, for a
tour of the new Chemical Abstracts building and an
opportunity to ask questions. No formal program is
planned; as Dr. Crane has put it, "we are throwing
open the front door with a welcome sign beside it."
Chemical Abstracts has placed no limits on the size
of the group attending, "at least within reason."
To permit the largest possible representation, however,
the Division of Chemical Literature, which is
informally sponsoring this visit, is suggesting that
each chemical company send only one representative.
So that questions can be sophisticated and thus
of value to all, moreover, the Division suggests that
representatives be the actual editors of chemicalconpany
abstracts bulletins or their immediate supervisors.
"Chemical companies" will be interpreted
in the usual broad sense to include petroleum refiners,
rubber and plastics companies, pharmaceutical
companies, etc., but since Chemical Abstracts is
truly "chemical," this visit is not designed to include
editors of company bulletins in other fields.
The Division has appointed Mr. B. H. Well (Technical
Information Division, Esso Research and Engineering
Company, P.O. Box 51, Linden, New Jersey)
to serve as coordinator for this visit. Abstractsbulletin
editors desiring to attend should contact
Mr. Weil before December 15, 1958, for a reservation
and for further details. The Division is indeed
happy to cooperate in this activity and is most
grateful to Chemical Abstracts for making it possible.
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