Obituary: C. Lennart Sandquist | July 17, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 37
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Obituary: C. Lennart Sandquist

Department: ACS News
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C. Lennart Sandquist
Credit: Courtesy of Linda Quillen Sandquist
A photo of C. Lennart Sandquist.
C. Lennart Sandquist
Credit: Courtesy of Linda Quillen Sandquist

C. Lennart Sandquist, 93, died on Jan. 4 in Stuarts Draft, Va.

“A 50-year member of ACS, my father was instrumental in inventing the spinning process that allowed Spandex to be woven into clothing. My fondest memory is him singing his new words to ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at my daughter’s wedding reception in 2011 ... at age 88.”—Charlotte S. Phillips, daughter

Most recent title: senior research chemist, DuPont

Education: B.S., chemistry, Bowdoin College, 1947; M.A., chemistry, Wesleyan University, 1950; Ph.D., chemistry, Yale University, 1953

Survivors: daughter, Charlotte S. Phillips; sons, Chris and Warner; four grandchildren

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