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Name: Entrikin, John Bennett (1899-1966)

Historical Note: John Bennett Entrikin, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and author; son of James Bennett Entrikin and Addie Mae Powers; born Canton, Kansas, October 6, 1899. Educated, public schools of Canton and of Edna, TX; BA, 1922, MA, 1923, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX; PhD, Iowa State, 1929. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, 1929-1966. Consultant, International Paper Co. and other industries, legal firms, and individuals. Well known for his efforts to further the interests of chemistry and the chemist by making talks to civic organizations, study clubs, and student groups. Married Minnie Sue Stewart of Blanket, TX, July 29, 1924. Two daughters: Jean Marie (born 1928), Connie Mae (born 1931). Member: First United Methodist Church, Shreveport (Official Board); American Chemical Society; American Institute of Chemists; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Louisiana Academy of Sciences (president); AAUP; Alpha Chi Sigma; Sigma Xi; Phi Lambda Upsilon; Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity; Omicron Delta Kappa; Fellow, the Chemical Society of London; Rotary International; and the American Legion. Co-Author Textbooks: Semimicro Qualitative Organic Analysis, with N.D. Cheronis and E.M. Hodnett (R.E. Krieger, 3rd Edition, 1965); Identification of Organic Compounds, with N.D. Cheronis (Interscience Pub. ,1963). Died Shreveport, June 17, 1966.

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