NAME: David Reynolds Lide, Jr.
DATES: 1928-
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WORKED AT: NBS
OTHER INFORMATION: Lide won the Skolnik Award for the creation of the national standard reference database series of computer searchable numerical databases and for founding and editing the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data. He worked at: Office of Standards Reference Data, NBS: Physicist 1954-63; Chief infrared and microwave spectros section 1963-68; Director 1968-?; Editor, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 1972-?; His research involved: free radicals, high temperature, microwave and infrared spectroscopy, molecular structure, critical data evaluation, and molecular lasers.

Education: Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S., 1949; Harvard University, M.A., 1951, Ph.D., 1952.

AWARDS: 1965 Silver Medal and 1968 Gold Medal(US Dept. of Commerce?); 1968 Stratton Award(NBS); 1986 Presidential Rank Award Meritorious Federal Executive; 1988 Skolnik Award(ACS); 1991 Patterson-Crane Award(ACS) for contributions to chemical literature.
OFFICES: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; Communication Symbols, Terminology, and Units Chairman; Phys. Chemistry Division Pres. 1983-87.

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INCLUDES: His personal and professional papers are still in his possession. No decision has been made regarding deposit.
FINDING AID:
SOURCE: Phone conversation with David Lide, 6/96.

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