Biographical entry Lennox, Francis Gordon (Gordon) (1912 - 1998)
- 31 August 1912
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Gordon Lennox worked for CSIRO in various capacities, including as Chief of the Division of Protein Chemistry 1958-1973.
Born 31 August 1912. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1933, MSc 1934, DSc 1941). Chemist, Munitions Supply Laboratory 1934-36, Research Officer, CSIRO Division of Entomology 1936-40, Leader, Biochemistry Section, CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry 1940-49, Senior Officer in charge of three CSIRO Wool Research laboratories and leader of the Biochemistry Unit 1949-58, Chief, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry 1958-73, Minister (Scientific), Australian High Commission, London 1973-76, Senior Research Fellow, CSIRO Division of Animal Health 1976-77, Honorary Professorial Associate, School of Botany, University of Melbourne 1977. Manager, First International Wool Textile Research Conference (Australia) 1955. President, Australian Biochemical Society 1963, Council member, Monash University 1965-73, Deputy Chancellor 1968-73, Chairman, Schools Board for Pharmacy and Biological Studies, Victoria Institute of Colleges 1969-73. Rennie Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1941, Grimwade Prize for Chemical Research, University of Melbourne 1944.
- Rivett, D.E., Ward, C.W., Beikin, L.M., Ramshaw, J.A. and Wiltshire, J.F.K., The Lennox Legacy: the History of the CSIRO Laboratory at 343 Royal Parade, Parkville (Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 1996), 384 pp. Details
- Pederick, L.A. and Lennox, F.G., 'Variation in Polyphenolic Constituents of Eucalyptus nitens Maiden', Australian Journal of Botany, 27 (3) (1979), 217-226. Details
- 'Lennox, F G (1912-1998)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-571863. Details
- Ward, C., 'Francis Gordon Lennox', in CSIROpedia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011, https://csiropedia.csiro.au/Lennox-Francis-Gordon. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_l.html. Details
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