Dr William Richmond “W.R.” Stephens

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Dr William Richmond “W.R.” Stephens

  • Birth 27 Mar 1892 Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 10 Jan 1988 Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 59757035

Graduate of Auburn University, University of Chicago, University of Iowa (Ph.D.)Chemistry professor and department head, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Discovered a new compound which had never been reported. First appeared in literature in his dissertation. Who's Who in America, beginning in 1952. American Men of Science, Sigma Xi, honorary fraternity for graduate scientists, full membership. Phi Lambda Upsilon, honorary fraternity for chemical students; American Chemical Society, member for fifty years; honored by Baylor University by creation of the Gooch-Stephens Lectureship in Chemistry; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Texas Academy of Sciences, charter member; American Association of University Professors; Woodmen of the World; One of first members of Waco, Texas Zoning and Planning Commission (1930s and 1940s); Deacon and chairman of board of deacons at First Baptist Church, Waco. Taught men's Sunday school class for over thirty-three years. Wrote music that was published in a hymnal; sang in a singing group and taught singing schools.
Siblings: Vernie H. Stephens (1896-1988), Bettie Mae Stephens Pearson (1899-1984), Kenon Stephens (1901-1955), and Eris Adelle Sephens Goodwin (1908-1979).


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  • Created by: LSP
  • Added: 8 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59757035
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William Richmond “W.R.” Stephens (27 Mar 1892–10 Jan 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59757035, citing Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by LSP (contributor 47107095) .