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William H. Nichols

General Chemical Corporation

1899 - 1920

Chemicals & Industrial

pre-1900 b. 1852
UndergraduateNew York University
GraduateMS, New York University
Born-Died1852 - 1930
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
Era - pre-1900

Nichols was instrumental in the building of the chemical supply business in the United States and was one of the original founders of the American Chemical Society. Under his leadership of General Chemical, its asset base and earnings levels increased threefold. This growth of General Chemical set the stage for the 1920 consolidation of five chemical companies into what would become Allied Chemical.