S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Campbell, Mr John Alexander (inorganic chemistry)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.
Active in: SA.

John Alexander Campbell, a Fellow of the (British) Institute of Chemistry, worked at the Dynamite Factory, Northrand [not identified, presumably Modderfontein] by 1922 and was still there in 1933. He became a member of the South African Association of Analytical Chemists in 1914 and continued his membership when it changed its name to the South African Chemical Institute in 1921. He was a member of council from 1917 to 1923 and again from 1926 to 1927, serving as vice-president for 1918/9 and 1921/2. In 1918 he published two articles in the first volume of the association's Journal, one on nitre-cake, the other on the standardisation of acid and alkali.

List of sources:

Journal of the South African Chemical Institute, first decennial index, Volumes I to X, 1918-1927. Johannesburg: SACI, 1928.

South African Chemical Institute. Proceedings and list of members, 1921/2; 1933/4.

Compiled by: C. Plug

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