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Biographical entry Cooke, William Ternent (1877 - 1957)

FACI, FIF

Born
16 November 1877
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
24 October 1957
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

William Ternent Cooke studied chemistry and metallurgy at University of Adelaide and received one of the first DSc degrees the University bestowed. Cooke remained loyal to the University of Adelaide and returned there to lecture after completing studies in England. He spent 43 years teaching at the University and was eventually appointed Reader in Chemistry. Cooke was a foundation member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and served the Australian Chemical Institute for at least twenty years. He was elected Fellow in 1944 and also became a Fellow of London's Institute of Fuel (FIF).

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Events

1900
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1902 - 1904
Education - 1851 Exhibition Scholar / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies at University College in London
1905
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1906 - 1948
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide
c. 1918 - c. 1922
Career position - Committee member of the Australian Chemical Institute
c. 1923 - c. 1927
Career position - Branch Treasurer of the Australian Chemical Institute
1928 - 1930
Career position - Branch President of the Australian Chemical Institute
1932
Career position - Branch President of the Australian Chemical Institute
1944
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) (1953 - )

    Committee member of the Australian Chemical Institute c. 1918 - c. 1922 Branch Treasurer of the Australian Chemical Institute c. 1923 - c. 1927 Branch President of the Australian Chemical Institute1928 - 1930 Branch President of the Australian Chemical Institute1932 Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI) 1944

    Date: 1944

  • Royal Society of South Australia (1880 - )

    President of the Royal Society of South Australia

    Date: 1943

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.