Obituary: James Nichol | November 13, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 45 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 45 | p. 44 | Obituaries
Issue Date: November 13, 2017

Obituary: James Nichol

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries

James (Charlie) Nichol, 95, died on June 20 in Duluth, Minn.

“Charlie, a 70-year ACS member, was a true scholar and innovator, as evidenced by his being hired to establish the chemistry graduate program at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He was one of the most positive people you could meet; his cheerful greeting, ‘My, isn’t it a wonderful day?’ would echo down the hall even when it was –40 °F outside.”—Don Harriss, friend and colleague

Most recent title: professor of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Education: B.S., organic chemistry, University of Alberta; Ph.D., physical chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1949

Survivors: daughter, Lynda Parrella; son, Jim

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