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Bender, Myron L., 1924-1988



  • Existence: 1924 - 1988


Myron L. Bender was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1924. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1944, and his PhD in 1948. He began teaching in the Chemistry department at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1951, and then at Northwestern at 1960. In 1968, Bender was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Bender wrote a few textbooks and numerous breakthrough academic journals about bioorganic chemistry. He also used his influence to nominate Laszlo Lorand for the National Academy of Sciences, which he successfully achieved upon his second nomination. Bender retired from teaching in 1988 and died that year, followed two months later by his wife Muriel.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Myron Bender (1924-1988) Papers

Identifier: 11/3/8/9

The Myron Bender Papers include biographical information from Northwestern University, correspondence regarding nominations and inductions to the National Academy of Sciences, and manuscript materials and correspondence regarding published works.

Dates: 1949-1989