Oral history interview with Warren G. Schlinger

Oral history interview with Warren G. Schlinger

  • 2002-Jul-24

Warren G. Schlinger begins his oral history interview by tracing his family heritage and discussing his introduction to chemistry: a Gilbert Chemistry Set owned by a friend. While a young man, Schlinger began to attend public lectures at California Institute of Technology [Caltech] where he eventually was accepted and completed his education, earning a doctorate in mechanical and chemical engineering. Schlinger spent the entirety of his career at the research lab in Montebello, California. Schlinger recollects the history of Texaco. He shares aspects of his private life-stories of meeting his wife Katharine, the successes of their three children, and the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation that the Schlinger family established and manages.

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  • 53 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

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Warren Gleason. Schlinger, interviewed by Arnold Thackray in Pebble Beach, California on July 24, 2002. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0259. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/x920fx94v.

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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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