Harry W. Coover Jr. | May 16, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 20 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 20 | p. 42 | Obituaries
Issue Date: May 16, 2011

Harry W. Coover Jr.

Department: ACS News
Keywords: Obituaries, People

Harry W. Coover Jr., 94, the Eastman Kodak chemist who invented Super Glue, died at his home in Kingsport, Tenn., on March 26.

Born in Newark, Del., Coover received a B.S. from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., before earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University.

He joined Eastman Kodak as a chemist in 1944, and served as vice president of the company from 1973 until 1984.

The invention of the compound . . .

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