Dr. Robert Roy White
Dr. Robert Roy White (Age 89)
On January 22, 2006. At the age of 30 he became the youngest full professor in the history of the University of Michigan, where he was a popular teacher for many years. He was featured in "Life Magazine" in the January 1, 1951 issue as a "Hope for the Future" , where his career at the University of Michigan was highlighted as well as his favorite hobby of playing several games of chess at one time, while blindfolded.
Dr. White had a distinguished career as a consulting engineer and researcher for major companies including, Champion Paper, Standard Oil Company, Uni- versal Oil Products, Ferris Enterprise, Dow Chemical and B.F. Goorich.
In later years, he served as Executive Director of the Forum for the National Academy of Science and was responsible for the Academy's policy and positions on nuclear safety and waste disposal, recombinant DNA research, energy crisis supply and conservation.
Dr. White was awarded multiple PhD's and degrees in Philosophy and Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also attended DePaul University Law School and the Senior Executive Program at MIT. He held numerous patents in the engineering field and had published articles on subjects ranging from Higher Education in Japan, Financial Survival, Policies on the Safety of Food and Drug Additives and the Risk of Future Alternatives in Energy. He was awarded special recognition by the Army for serving as a Scientific Consultant and recognized in the Who's Who in the Midwest, Engineering and Finance in Industry. He was the initial Dean of Management for Case Western Reserve University, as well as a member of the American Chemical Society, Founders and Patriots Society, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, St. Andrews Society, Barons of the Magna Carta, Cosmos Club, IOTA Alpha, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lamda Upsilon, Alpha Chi, Sigma and Sigma Xi.
He was predeceased by his son, William W. White and is survived by his daughter-in-law, Carolyn White, his children, Robert R. White, Jr., Elizabeth Ann White and Margaret W. McAuliffe; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A Wake and Life Memorial Service will be held in the Spring at the home of Mignon C. Smith. The family requests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by JOSEPH GAWLER'S SONS.