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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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


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