Oral history interview with Carroll A. Hochwalt

Oral history interview with Carroll A. Hochwalt

  • 1985-Jul-12

Carroll A. Hochwalt begins with his early years in Dayton, Ohio, including his student days at the University of Dayton. This is followed by his work with Charles Kettering and Thomas Midgley, Jr., at Dayton Metal Products, where Hochwalt was a significant contributor to the development of lead tetraethyl and other antiknock compounds. In the central portion of the interview Hochwalt focuses on the Hochwalt and Thomas Laboratories, its development into a large consulting research operation, the clients it served, and the products it developed. The interview concludes with Hochwalt's association with the Monsanto Company and his role in the company's research management.

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  • 45 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

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Arnold Thackray, interviewed by Carroll A. Hochwalt in Clayton, Missouri on July 12, 1985. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0024. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/73666555j.

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Transcript (Published Version)

The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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