Joseph Shivers

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Joseph C. Shivers
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Pictured in the Chanticleer 1942, Duke University yearbook
Born
Joseph Clois Shivers, Jr.

(1920-11-29)November 29, 1920
Marlton, New Jersey, United States
DiedSeptember 1, 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 93)
Venice, Florida, United States
Alma materDuke University (B.Sc. 1942, M.A. 1943, Ph.D 1946)
Known fordevelopment of Lycra (Spandex)[1]
Awards
  • Olney Medal (AATCC)
  • Lavoisier Medal (DuPont)
Scientific career
Fieldsorganic chemistry, textile chemistry
InstitutionsDuPont, Canisius College

Joseph Clois Shivers, Jr. (November 29, 1920 – September 1, 2014) was an American textile chemist. He was from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Shivers was best known for developing Spandex.[1]

On September 1, 2014, Shivers died in Venice, Florida, aged 93.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (August 1998). "Joseph C. Shivers To Receive the Olney Medal" (PDF). Textile Chemist and Colorist. AATCC. 30 (8): 57. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  2. "Joseph Clois Shivers, Jr. obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved September 13, 2014.