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Lawrence G. Knowlton

Aug. 14, 2000

Lawrence G. Knowlton, professor emeritus of chemistry, died July 27 in Carbondale, Ill. He was 99.

Knowlton retired in 1968 after a 27-year career at WMU that began in 1941. Prior to joining the WMU faculty, he taught at Olivet College for 12 years. He also taught for two years at Case Institute of Technology, now Case Western Reserve University.

Knowlton was active in the American Chemical Society, holding several offices in that organization's Kalamazoo section during the 1950s.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a doctoral degree from Cornell University.

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