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Cooke, William Ternent (1877 - 1957)

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Born: 16 November 1877  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  Died: 24 October 1957  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
William Ternent Cooke studied chemistry and metallurgy at University of Adelaide and received one of the first DSc degrees the University bestowed. Cooke remained loyal to the University of Adelaide and returned there to lecture after completing studies in England. He spent 43 years teaching at the University and was eventually appointed Reader in Chemistry. Cooke was a foundation member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and served the Australian Chemical Institute for at least twenty years. He was elected Fellow in 1944 and also became a Fellow of Londonís Institute of Fuel (FIF).

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1900Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1902 - 19041851 Exhibition Scholar / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies at University College in London
1905Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1906 - 1948Lecturer then Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide
c. 1918 - c. 1922Committee member of the Australian Chemical Institute
c. 1923 - c. 1927Branch Treasurer of the Australian Chemical Institute
1928 - 1930Branch President of the Australian Chemical Institute
1932Branch President of the Australian Chemical Institute
1944Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 29 January 2007

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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