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Biographical entry Cummins, John Edward (Jack) (1902 - 1989)

Born
21 October 1902
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died
7 October 1989
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Science administrator

Summary

Jack Cummins' CSIR/O appointments included the directorships of the Scientific Liaison Bureau 1943-1945 and the International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna 1958-1960.

Details

Born October 1902. Educated University of Western Australia (BSc) and University of Wisconsin (MSc). After graduating, worked as a school teacher and as a scientist in a turtle soup factory. Officer-in-charge, Chemical Investigations Division, WA Department of Forestry, 1924-27, Division of Forest Products, CSIR, 1927-1939, Director, Scientific Liaison Bureau, Melbourne, 19??-45, officer in charge, CSIR Information Section, 1945-48, first Head, Australian Scientific Liaison Bureau, London, 1949-??, Director of Scientific Liaison, Australian Embassy, Washington, 1955-58, Director, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1958-60, CSIRO Head Office 1960-62. Chief Executive Officer, Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation, during retirement.

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation - Records, 1942 - 1978, 78/96; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Butcher, Barry W., 'Cummins, John Edward (Jack) (1902 - 1989), chemist and science administrator', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, 2007, pp. 281-282. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.