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STANLEY, WENDELL MEREDITH: 1904-

A native of Ridgeville, ind., Wendell Meredith Stanley was born on Aug. 16, 1904, the son of;James G. and Claire Plessinger Stanley. He earned the B.S. degree in 1926 from Earlham College and the degrees of M.S. in 1927 and Ph.D. in 1929 from the University of Illinois. On June 15, 1929, he married Marion Staples and they had four children: Wendell Meredith, Marjorie Jean, Dorothy Claire, and Janet Elizabeth. Stanley became a member of the research staff of the Rockefeller Institute in 1931 and did pioneer research on the virus responsible for tobacco mosaic disease in plants. He is the recipient of several honorary degrees, awards, and medals including the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1946, received jointly.

Information from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

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