Another long-standing member of the American Chemical Society and the Saint Louis Section has died. Robert E Keller had been a member of both since 1949. He was 86.
Keller served as a Pharmacist’s Mate in the Navy during WWII, then returned home to earn BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the University of Iowa. Following his education, he joined Monsanto in St Louis, where he worked for 32 years, retiring as Manager of Applied Sciences in 1984.
He was past chair of our Section’s Analytical Chemistry Discussion Group, and was honored as a 60-year member of ACS at Recognition Night in 2008.