Chemists that became famous for other reasons.
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Any new name, or new information about those on the list, would be appreciated.
|Name||Country||Known as||Chemistry career|
|Elena Ceaucescu||Romania||Wife of Nicolae Ceaucescu|
|Margaret Thatcher||U.K.||Prime minister||Chemistry Part I and Part II at Oxford University, had a chemical employment under her maiden name.|
|Cindy Crawford||USA||Model||Received a scholarship to study chemical engineering at
Northwestern. Not completed.
|Knute Rockne (Knut Rokne)||USA||American football player and coach. One of US's greatests sports heroes ever.||I think he was originally hired at Notre Dame to teach Chemistry.|
|Aleksandr Borodin||Russia||Composer (1833-1887)||Studied chemistry by professor Bunsen i Heidelberg. Professor at the medicine academy of St. Petersburg from 1862, head of chemical education from 1874. Approx. 40 chemical papers published. First to study the aldol condensation reaction.|
|Primo Levi||Italy||Novelist (1919-1987)|
|Elias Canetti||Austria||Novelist (1905-94) Nobel Prize winner 1981||PhD in chemistry.|
|Ignacy Moscicky||Poland||President before World War II||He was a professor of chemical technology, invented and
worked out the method of nitric acid synthesis from air nitrogen and
|Isac Asimov||USA||Famous Sci. Fi. writer|
|Dolph Lundgren||USA||Actor||Masters degree in chemical engineering, Fullbright scholar at MIT.|
|Kurt Vonnegut||USA||Novelist (1922-)||Enrolls 1940 at Cornell University as a biochemistry major.|
|Chaim Weizmann||Israel||First president of Israel||Professor of chemistry in Manchester. Weizmann institute,
named after him, founded in Palestina before WW II.
|Doug Wilder||USA||former governor of Virginia|
||Film director, mainly before World War II
||College degreee in Chemical Engineering, ca. 1920.
|Finn Hvistendahl||Norway||Politician and industry tychoon||Diploma in chemistry/chemical engineering, NTH, Trondheim.|
|Karl Petter Løken||Norway||Football player (Norway, Rosenborg, Stabæk) and commentator in TV (NRK)||Diploma in chemistry/chemical engineering, NTH, Trondheim. Practiced at Statoil research center, Trondheim.|
|Kjell Stahl||Norway||"Direktør for arbeidsdirektoratet, tidl. statssekretær"||Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry, NTH, Trondheim|
|Henning Meyer Johansen||Norway||Artist - known for his detailed drawings of several Norwegian towns||Educated and practiced as technician at NTH, Trondheim|
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