King, Victor Louis, 1886-1958
Victor Louis King was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1886. He entered Dartmouth Colleg in 1903 as a member of the Class of 1907. In 1906, he left Dartmouth to pursue his education at Columbia University. He later attended the University of Zurich where, as a student of Albert Einstein, he received his doctorate. King worked for several years as a consultant to various authorities in New Jersey on matters of air quality and air pollution. In 1919, he joined Calco Chemical Company where he remained until his retirement. During his tenure with Calco, King was involved with dyes and dyestuff, as well as the development of the antibiotic aureomycin. He died in 1958.
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Overview Victor King (1886-1958), chemical engineer. The collection consists of correspondence, laboratory notebooks, consulting reports, and speeches relating to his career as a chemist and chemical engineer.