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PHILIP M . 1911-1994 ARNOLD BY M. M. JOHNSON PHILIP M. ARNOLD a former vice-presiclent for research en c! clevelopment, Phillips Petroleum Company, died on October 2S, 1994, at his home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mr. ArnoIcl was born in Springfield, Missouri, where he re- ceiveci his early education. He earner! his B.S. in chemical engineering in 1932 and his M.S. in 1941 from Washington Uni- versit,v in St. Louis. In 1969 Washington University recognizes! Mr. Arnold as a distinguished graduate and in 19S3 awarded him an honorary doctor of science clegree. He joined the re- search department of Phillips in 1937 and became manager of research and development in 1950 and vice-president in 1964. He held this position until his retirement in 1976. Mr. ArnoIcl played a pivotal role in Phillips's entry into petrochemicals, leacl- ing first the research effort and later the management teams that ma(le Phillips a major producer of synthetic rubber, polyolefin plastics ancl fibers, engineering polymers, fertilizers, en cl a host of other products and processes associated with petrochemicals en c! petroleum refining. For his leaclership in research related to treatment of natural gas and gas liquids, he received the HanIon Award from the Gas Processors Association in 1975. He was the author of a text on hydrofluoric acid alkylation and held twenty- two U.S. patents. 7
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8 MEMORIAL TRIBUTES Mr. ArnoIc! was an involved member of a number of techni- cal organizations, actively attending and participating in local sections of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers until his retirement. At the national level, he represented Phillips in the Axnerican Petroleum Institute, American Society for Testing and Materi- als, Coordinating Research Council, Directors of Industrial Research, and the Industrial Research Institute, serving as a director, vice-president, and president (1964 to 1965) of the latter organization. At the international level, he was chair- man of the finance committee and the executive committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (TUPAC), and was a member of the permanent and executive councils of the World Petroleum Congresses, serving as vice- chairman of the U.S. National Committee from 1965 to 1971. Mr. Arnold was active with the National Research Council as a member at large of the Division of Chemistry en c! Chemi- cal Technology from 1959 to 1965, as the ACS representative from 1965 to 196S, and as a member of the executive commit- tee from 1961 to 1965. He was also a member of the U.S. National Committee for IUPAC from 1961 to 1970, serving that committee as its chairman from 1964 to 1968. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 1970 en c! served on the Division of Engineering, Committees on Pollution Abatement Control, Ad Hoc Panel on Abate- ment of Sulfur Oxide Emissions from Industrial Sources (1970 to 1971) en c! the Pane! for Engineering Unemployment in 1971 and 1972. Always a scholar and an effective advocate for science and technology, Phil will be remembered and missed for his lead- ership, insight, and openness with his coworkers at Phillips and the members of the NAE.
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