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Paul S. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Anderson received a B. S. in chemistry from the University of Vermont in 1959 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 1963.  After postdoctoral work at Cornell University, he joined Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories where he rose through the ranks to become Vice President for Chemistry at West Point.  In 1994 he retired from Merck to become the Senior Vice President for Chemical and Physical Sciences at the Dupont-Merck Pharmaceuticals Company that became Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company in 1998.  In 1997 Dr. Anderson served as President of the American Chemical Society.  He received the E. B. Herschberg Award for important discoveries in medicinally-active substances from the American Chemical Society in 1995.  He received a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from the University of Vermont (1998) and a Doctor of Chemistry Honoris Causa from the University of New Hampshire (2001).  Dr. Anderson was the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Industrial Chemistry in 2001, the Perkin Medal in 2002 and the National Academy of Sciences Award for Chemistry in Service to Society in 2003.  In 2006 the American Chemical Society recognized Dr Anderson with its highest honor, the Priestley Medal.

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