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Michael M. Robison ’49

Michael M. Robison ’49, April 17, 1994, in Bottmingen, Switzerland. He was senior research chemist with CIBA-GEIGY in Basel, Switzerland. After graduation, he married Bonnie Souther ’49. He earned a PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1952, and returned to Reed to teach in the college's summer session. In 1952–53, he received a fellowship from the National Research Council to continue his post-doctoral study at the University of Cambridge, England. He joined the faculty of Amherst College in 1953. In 1971, he took a post with the Swiss pharmaceutical company CIBA and remained there until his death. Survivors include his second wife, Erika Robison Meury, and their two daughters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1994

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