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Biographical entry O'Brien, Robert Gordon (1897? - 1956)

Born
1897?
Died
24 April 1956
Occupation
Food scientist and Analytical chemist

Summary

Robert Gordon O'Brien was an analytical chemist who retired in 1952 as Senior Assistant Government Analyst. He had a very wide knowledge of food chemistry and was chiefly responsible for many of the provisions of the Pure Food Act. O'Brien was also Executive Officer of the New South Wales Scientific Manpower (Chemical) Advisory Sub-Committee and President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, New South Wales branch.

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1915 - 1952
Career position - Joined the Public Service
1920
Education - Associate in Chemistry with the College Gold Medal completed at the Sydney Technical College
1920 - 1952
Career position - Analyst through to Senior Assistant Government Analyst in the Government Analyst's Branch
1930 - 1940
Career position - Teacher (part-time) in Food Chemistry at Sydney Technical College
1936
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, New South Wales branch

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