Joseph Davidson, US industrial chemist

Joseph Davidson, US industrial chemist

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Caption: Joseph George Davidson (1892-1969), US industrial chemist. Davidson studied at the University of Southern California, receiving his doctorate from Columbia University. During the First World War, he worked on the development of mustard gas. He then became a leading figure in the US chemical industry, rising to become a Vice President of Union Carbide. He was awarded the Chemical Industry Medal for 1955 for his services to the industry. He had worked on the uranium separation part of the Manhattan Project during World War II. He retired in 1960, to Mount Equinox, Vermont, donating land to found the Charterhouse of the Transfiguration.

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