J. Alston Branscomb | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 10 | p. 34 | Obituaries
Issue Date: March 11, 2013

J. Alston Branscomb

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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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