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Biographical entry Jackson, William J. (1880 - 1966)

Born
7 March 1880
Plattsburg, New South Wales, Australia
Died
10 April 1966
Occupation
Industrial chemist

Summary

William J. Jackson spent most of his working life at the Sulphide Corporation, starting in 1896 as a Junior Chemist and retiring in 1950 as Chief Chemist in charge of research and plant investigations.

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Born 7 March 1880, Plattsburg, New South Wales. Died 10 April 1966, Newcastle. Educated Sydney Technical College (ASTC 1901). Junior Chemist, Sulphide Corporation 1896-1901, Senior Analytical and Assaying Chemist 1901-14, Research Assistant and Assistant Metallurgist 1914-18, Metallurgist in charge of roasting, smelting and refining 1918-22, Chemist-Manager, Astrol Pigments Ltd 1922-25, Research Chemist and Metallurgist, Sulphide Corporation 1925-30, Chief Chemist in charge of research and plant investigations 1930-50. Honorary Chemist to the Horticultural Societies of the Newcastle District, an alderman for 9 years and Deputy Mayor on three occasions.

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