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Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
MilitaryMakers
Occupation(s):
Chemist
Military Officer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caneel Bay Plantation, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
11/25/1919
Birth Location:
Detroit, Michigan

Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
MilitaryMakers
Occupation(s):
Chemist
Military Officer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caneel Bay Plantation, U.S. Virgin Islands
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
11/25/1919
Birth Location:
Detroit
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Biography

Chemist and chemistry professor Albert C. Stewart was born on November 25, 1919. Stewart received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1942. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was among a select group of African American sea men trained as officers. Following his tour of duty, Stewart returned to the United States and enrolled at the University of Chicago. In 1948, he received his M.S. degree in chemistry; and, in 1949, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the U.S. Navy. Stewart earned his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from St. Louis University in 1951.

From 1949 to 1963, Stewart held teaching appointments at St. Louis University, Knoxville College, and John Carroll University where he taught chemistry and physics. In 1951, Stewart began his thirty-three year long career at Union Carbide Corporation as a senior chemist in the nuclear division. In 1960, Stewart became the assistant director of research and held several leadership positions until his departure in 1984. He was appointed as an associate professor and named as the associate dean in the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University. From 1987 until 1989, Stewart served as the acting dean and remained as an associate professor of marketing. In 1999, he became Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University.

In 1966, Stewart received the University of Chicago Alumni Citation Award. Stewart is a member of a number of professional and academic societies, including the Radiation Research Society, the American Marketing Association, and the American Chemical Society where he is an emeritus member. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists. He has also served as an advisor, consultant and on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including U.S. Department of Commerce, NASA, and the Urban League, respectively.

Albert C. Stewart was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on March 9, 2013.

Stewart passed away on October 13, 2016.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Albert Stewart's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about her mother's growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart talks about his father's growing up in Maryland and how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Albert Stewart talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Albert Stewart talks about his parents eloping, their life in Detroit, Michigan and their decision to move to Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Albert Stewart talks about his father's employment in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Albert Stewart talks about his father's employment at Sherwin-Williams in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Albert Stewart talks about getting a job as a resin researcher at Sherwin-Williams in Chicago, Illinois, and being drafted for World War II
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Albert Stewart describes his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart talks about his parents' homes in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart talks about receiving a double promotion in elementary school, and graduating early from high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about growing up in the West Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago and White City amusement park
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart talks about the Chicago American Giants baseball team and attending their baseball games on Sundays
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Albert Stewart talks about African Americans moving to Chicago from the South, and his father's job as a carpenter who remodeled homes
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Albert Stewart talks about attending baseball games in Chicago, and recalls Prohibition in Chicago
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Albert Stewart talks about his childhood jobs as a milk delivery boy and as a newspaper delivery boy for the 'Chicago defender'
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Albert Stewart describes his experience in elementary school and his interest in math and spelling
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Albert Stewart talks about his experience in school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart talks about the racial division in school and in the city of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart talks about his interest in chemistry and the schools for the black students in Chicago
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about graduating from high school, attending Wilson Junior College, and working on the railroad
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart describes how he decided to attend the University of Chicago
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart talks about walking to the University of Chicago every day from his parents' home
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Albert Stewart talks about working to support his education at the University of Chicago, and the help that he received from the Rotary Club
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Albert Stewart talks about his experience at the University of Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart describes his experience while working at Sherwin-Williams
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart talks about his draft to the U.S. Navy during World War II, and attending boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about his mother wanting him to play the saxophone and his parents' skepticism of his prospects as a scientist
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart describes how he got commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1945 - part one
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart describes how he got commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1945 - part two
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Albert Stewart describes his assignment and experience on a U.S. Navy fleet oiler towards the end of World War II
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Albert Stewart talks about his experience aboard a U.S. Navy fleet oiler in China and Japan, and going into inactive duty
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart talks about how he became a research assistant at St. Louis University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart talks about getting married
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about his master's degree research on vacuum systems and getting a job as a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart describes his experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart talks about the racial climate in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the 1950s, and how it affected him and his wife
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Albert Stewart talks about his experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the racial politics there, and how he was hired at Union Carbide Company
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Albert Stewart talks about his Ph.D. dissertation research in boron chemistry
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Albert Stewart talks about his experience at National Carbon Company in the 1950s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart talks about his getting promoted to the marketing department at National Carbon Company
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart talks about his patents
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about his experience in the marketing department at Union Carbide Company
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart talks about his services as a National Sales Manager and director of University Relations for Union Carbide Company in 1980
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart talks about teaching at Western Connecticut State University
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Albert Stewart talks about serving as the vice president of the Foundation for Social Justice in South Africa, and his international travels
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Albert Stewart describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community today
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Albert Stewart reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Albert Stewart talks about his wife
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Albert Stewart talks about how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Albert Stewart describes his photographs