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Horace Terhune Herrick

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Horace Terhune Herrick

Horace Terhune Herrick, (April 22, 1887 - October 8, 1948) was a scientist, and director of the North Regional Research Laboratory of the United States Department of Agriculture.[1][2] With Orville E. May he developed a process for making gluconic acid by fermentation.[3][4]


Herrick was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 22, 1887 to James Frederick Herrick and Christine Terhune Herrick. He graduated from Columbia University from the Henry Krumb School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering and by 1910 was working in the research laboratories of the New Jersey Zinc Company, in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.[5]

He died on October 8, 1948.[2]


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