In honor of Allan Talbott Gwathmey

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Tree species:
Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
Common name:
Copper Beech
Location:
Chemistry
Date planted:
1974

Dr. Allan Talbott Gwathmey was a member of the Chemistry Department faculty at the University of Virginia from 1947 until his death in 1963. He received a bachelors of science degree from Virginia Military Institute in 1923, a bachelors in electrochemical engineering from MIT in 1928 and earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1938 from the University of Virginia.

His extensive research on corrosion chemistry spanned some 25 years. Professor Gwathmey received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Academy of Science in 1953. He was instrumental in persuading the Academy to found an institute devoted to basic research, and in 1948 the Virginia Institute for Scientific Research was born.
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