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McBee, Earl T.



  • Existence: 1906 - 1972

Biographical Information

Earl T. McBee was born in Missouri in 1906. He received his B.S. from William Jewell College in 1929, then earned his M.S. in 1931 and Ph.D. in 1936, both from Purdue University. McBee joined the Purdue chemistry faculty in 1936. He became head of the fluorine chemistry lab and became chair of the department in 1949. He remained chair of the department until 1967. During World War II, McBee conducted atomic research with the Office of Scientific Research and Development and was associated with the Manhattan Project.


American Chemical Society. (2017). Wetherill Laboratory at Purdue University National Historic Chemical Landmark - American Chemical Society.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

McBee, Earl T., June 18, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 25
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Earl T. McBee by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: June 18, 1970