Issue Date: May 20, 2013
Frederick J. Mathews
Frederick J. Mathews, 94, founder of the laboratory equipment firm Laboratory Craftsmen, died on Jan. 25.
Born in Columbus, Wis., Mathews earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Carroll College (now Carroll University), in Waukesha, Wis., in 1940 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1943.
During World War II, he worked briefly at Rohm and Haas, modifying Plexiglas for use in plane canopies and bomber bubbles.
After the war, . . .
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