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Jew Named to Roster of Men Who Have Contributed Most to Progress of Chemistry Here

Dr. Moses Gomberg, professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan here, is on a roster of men who have contributed to the progress of chemistry in America during the past century. This roster has been submitted to the National Research Council’s science advisory committee for use in planning an historical chemistry exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.

Dr. Gomberg was born in Russia in 1866. In 1890 the University of Michigan conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Science. Since 1904 he has been professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, having previously taught at the university, first as instructor in chemistry and then as assistant professor in organic chemistry.

Dr. Gomberg received the Nichols Medal in 1914 and the Willard Gibbs Medal in 1925. He is noted for his researches in connection with trivalent carbon and free radical quino-car-bonium salts, tautomerism in the triphenylmethane series, and ethylene chlorhydrin.