Oral history interview with Seymour Meyerson

Oral history interview with Seymour Meyerson

  • 1991-Mar-07

Seymour Meyerson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Chicago from which he received his undergraduate degree. By 1943 Meyerson began active service with the US military, spending the majority of his time with the Signal Corps; he also performed important work as the technical liaison officer between the Manhattan District and Standard Oil Company (Indiana). His time with the military afforded him the opportunity to be trained in electronics and to encounter his first mass spectrometer. In 1946 Meyerson started what would become a nearly forty year career with Standard Oil Company (Indiana) (later the Amoco Corporation). From the outset, Meyerson was involved with the mass spectrometry group, first conducting quantitative gas analysis on gases and low-boiling liquids, consisting of hydrocarbons and fixed gases.

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  • 96 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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Seymour Meyerson, interviewed by Michael A. Grayson in Gary, Indiana on March 7, 1991. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0398. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/xs55md06z.

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