|Dr. William G. Huey
|Dr. William G. Huey, Research Chemist-1940
Photo Courtesy of Paul Huey
William G. Huey was born in 1914 in Westhope, North Dakota. He graduated from Jamestown College in 1935.
He was awarded an M.S. and a Ph. D. in chemistry by the University of Iowa. Dr. Huey taught chemistry at Texas
A & M University and did R & D work at Eastman Kodak before joining General Aniline and Film Corporation
(GAF) in 1941 as a research chemist at the Rensselaer, New York plant. His son Paul Huey recalls a fascinating
visit to his father's laboratory and plant when GAF held an open house celebrating the end of World War II. At
the ceremony, three employees of the Rensselaer works who died in service to their country were honored
posthumously. During the war, GAF's Rensselaer and Linden plants received the distinguished Army-Navy "E"
award for excellence in meeting military requirements for dyestuffs, synthetic detergents, waterproofing
compounds and chemical intermediates.
Dr. Huey held the following patents for product and process inventions while working for GAF:
Fluent in German, Dr. Huey was adept at summarizing patent literature for the Chemical Abstracts indexing
service. In 1964 he left GAF and joined the Pfister Chemical Company, a producer of chemical intermediates
and specialties in Ridgefield, New Jersey. He completed his dyestuff career at the Sodyeco Division of Martin
Marietta Chemicals Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina. He died in 1993 in Davidson, North Carolina.
Note: ColorantsHistory.Org thanks Paul Huey for contributing this biography.
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