Issue Date: March 11, 2013
J. Alston Branscomb
J. Alston Branscomb, 95, a retired Reynolds Metals chemist, died on Dec. 3, 2012.
Born in Midway, Ala., Branscomb received a B.S. in chemistry in 1939 and an M.S. in chemistry, metallurgy, and ceramics in 1940, both from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. During World War II, he was a member of the Coast Guard temporary reserve.
He worked briefly as a chemist with Hollingsworth & Whitney Co. in Mobile, Ala., before joining Reynolds as . . .
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