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Obituaries

Obituary: William N. Cannon

by Linda Wang
September 29, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 39

 

William (Bill) Nathaniel Cannon, 90, died on May 10 in Leesburg, Fla.

“Bill was a champion for the University of North Georgia chemistry department and helped them attain accreditation from ACS in 2010. In support of the chemistry department and to educate more scientists, Bill established the William N. Cannon Chemistry Fund in 2006. His work at Eli Lilly & Co. resulted in the discovery of numerous compounds. Bill was a member of ACS for more than 60 years, where he strove to further the chemistry profession.”—Beth Hicks, daughter

Most recent title: Research chemist, Eli Lilly & Co.

Education: B.S., chemistry, University of North Georgia, 1948; M.S., organic chemistry, University of Georgia, 1950

Survivors: Wife, Ruth; daughters, Nancy and Beth; son, Bill; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren

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