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McBee, Earl T.



  • Existence: 1906-1972

Biographical Information

Earl T. McBee was born in 1906. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University and became a faculty member 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.


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

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Earl T. McBee papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSF 538
Scope and Contents The collection contains a scrapbook of materials relating to Dr. McBee's war research. The contents of the scrapbook mostly include newspaper articles as well as some photographs.
Dates: 1945 - 1958