Issue Date: May 16, 2011
Harry W. Coover Jr.
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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