William GIAUQUE

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Chemist

AmericanBorn William Francis GIAUQUE

American chemist and Nobel laureate

Born on May 12, 1895 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada , Switzerland

Died on March 28, 1982 in Berkeley, California, USA

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As his parents were U.S. citizens, they returned to the U.S. where he attended public schools primarily in Michigan. Following the death of his father in 1908, the family returned to Niagara Falls, where he studied at the Niagara Falls Collegiate Institute. After graduation, he looked for work in various power plants at Niagara Falls both for financial reasons and to pursue a career in electrical engineering. He was widely unsuccessful.

Eventually, however, his application was accepted by the Hooker Electro-Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, New York, which led him to employment in their laboratory. He enjoyed the work, and decided to become a chemical engineer.

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