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Bolton, Elmer Keiserlocked

(23 June 1886–30 July 1968)
  • Herbert T. Pratt


Bolton, Elmer Keiser (23 June 1886–30 July 1968), chemist and industrial research director, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George Bolton, the owner of a men’s clothing store, and Jane Holt. After attending Philadelphia’s prestigious Central High School and obtaining a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1908, Bolton undertook graduate studies at Harvard University. There, he received an A.M. in 1910 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1913 under ...

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