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Biographical entry Piper, Clarence Sherwood (1903 - 1988)

Born
1903
Jamestown, South Australia, Australia
Died
1988
Occupation
Soil scientist

Summary

Clarence Sherwood Piper and G. Samuel (qv), in 1928, recorded the first trace element deficiency, that of manganese in the black soils on which oats were being grown near Mount Gambier in South Australia. At that stage he worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. By 1938 he was working for the Waite Agricultural Research Institute.

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Born Jamestown, South Australia, 16 May 1903. Educated University of Adelaide (MSc, DSc). Officer-in-Charge, Soil Chemistry Section, CSIRO Division of Soils 1944-63. H.G. Smith Memorial Medal, Australian Chemical Institute 1946; Verco Medal, Royal Society of South Australia 1957. President, South Australian Branch, Australian Chemical Institute 1943-45; President, Royal Society of South Australia 1945-46.

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1943 - 1945
Career position - President, South Australia Branch, Australian Chemical Institute
1944 - 1963
Career position - Officer-in-Charge, Soil Chemistry Section, CSIRO Division of Soils
1945 - 1946
Career position - President, Royal Society of South Australia
1946
Award - H. G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1957
Award - Sir Joseph Verco Medal, Royal Society of South Australia

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