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date: 07 April 2020

Hill, Henry Aaron locked

1915–1979 American scientist, first black president of the American Chemical Society.

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Henry A. Hill was born in St. Joseph, North Carolina. He completed a B.A. at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1936 and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1942. In 1961 he became president and founder of the ...

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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