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Name: Soderberg, Allan Cadwallader


Historical Note: Allen Cadwallader Soderberg came from Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania to study at Purdue. As a student at Purdue, Soderberg was a member of the Green Potters Board, the governing body of the freshman class, lived in Phi Kappa Tau, was a member of the Scriveners, and a member of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He received a bachelor’s degree in science in 1951 and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1956. He worked for Arthur G. McKee and Company in Chicago, Illinois from 1975 to 1978. During those three years, Soderberg flew to Warsaw, Poland to do research on building an antibiotics plant and then to design it. This was during the Cold War and, according to his wife, each time he arrived in Warsaw his passport was taken and given back to him upon departure. He was later asked by Arthur G. McKee and Company to do similar research and design in Russia but Soderberg declined their offer.
Sources:

Letter from Dolores Burnham Soderberg, wife of Allan C. Soderberg and donor of the Allan C. Soderberg papers

Purdue alumni centennial directory, 1969

Note Author: Shauna





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