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Bader, Alfred, 1924-2018

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Personal name headingBader, Alfred, 1924-2018
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Variant(s)Bader, Alfred, 1924-
See alsoFounded corporate body of person: Aldrich Chemical Company
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Founded corporate body of person: Alfred Bader Chemicals (Firm)
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Founded corporate body of person: Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
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LocatedMilwaukee (Wis.)
Birth date1924-04-28
Death date2018-12-23
Place of birthVienna (Austria)
Place of deathMilwaukee (Wis.)
AffiliationQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.) Havard University
Aldrich Chemical Company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation Alfa Inorganics, Inc. Alfred Bader Chemicals (Firm)
Alfred Bader Fine Arts
Profession or occupationChemists Businesspeople Executives Art--Collectors and collecting Benefactors
Found inSelections from the Bader collection, 1974.
Wikipedia, viewed 16 April 2020: Alfred Bader (chemist, businessman, philanthropist, and fine art collector; born April 28, 1924, Vienna, Austria; child of a Jewish father and Catholic mother, raised by his paternal aunt; sent to England in 1938 and Canada in 1940; earned a B.Sc. in engineering chemistry in 1945 and a B.A. in history in 1946 from Queen's University, and an M.Sc. in chemistry in 1947, an M.A. in chemistry in 1949 and a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1950 from Harvard University; working as a research chemist at a paint company, recognized the need for a small company dedicated to producing reliable quality research chemicals; co-founded Aldrich Chemical Company in 1951, which merged with Sigma Chemical Corporation to become the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation in 1975, serving as president from 1975 to 1980 and as chairman from 1980 to 1991, and establishing other companies including Alfa Inorganics, the Alfred Bader Chemical Corp., a British subsidiary Ralph N. Emanuel, Ltd. (which became Aldrich Chemical Co. Ltd.), and Heidenheimer Chemisches Laboratorium; a lifelong collector, established Alfred Bader Fine Arts gallery in Milwaukee in 1961; donated a 15th-century English castle, a performing arts centre and more than 200 works of art to Queen's University and a performing arts centre to Victoria University in Toronto, as well as endowing fellowships and research chairs at Queen's University; died December 23, 2018, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Canadiana, viewed 17 April 2020 (authorized access point (0053D3331): Bader, Alfred, 1924- )