Robert W. Broge | July 10, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 28 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 28 | p. 36
Issue Date: July 10, 2017

Obituary: Robert W. Broge

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries
Robert W. Broge
Credit: Courtesy of James Broge
A photo of Robert W. Broge.
Robert W. Broge
Credit: Courtesy of James Broge

Robert W. Broge, 97, died on April 1 in Wyoming, Ohio.

“Bob had the opportunity to work on developing rocket engines as part of the war effort upon graduating from Harvard. After receiving his Ph.D. from Cornell, he joined Procter & Gamble, where he researched stannous fluoride as a dentifrice for Crest toothpaste. Over his 36-year career at P&G, he directed research efforts in a wide variety of consumer health care products. In retirement, he loved to golf, travel, and spend time with his family.”—James M. Broge, son

Most recent title: director of research, Procter & Gamble

Education: B.S., chemistry, Harvard University, 1942; Ph.D., physical chemistry, Cornell University, 1948

Survivors: wife, Janet; daughter, Laurel Mauldin; sons, Charles, Edward, James, and Thomas

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