Cummins, J. E. (John Edward) (1902-1989)

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Cummins, Jack (1902-1989)
Cummins, John Edward (1902-1989)
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Chemist; Science Administrator; Science administrator
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John Edward (Jack) Cummins (1902-1989), chemist and science administrator, was born on 21 October 1902 in Perth, son of Australian-born parents Ambrose Michael Cummins, tailor’s cutter, and his wife...

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Jack Cummins' CSIR/O appointments included the directorships of the Scientific Liaison Bureau 1943-1945 and the International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna 1958-1960.

Born October 1902. Educated University of Western Australia (BSc) and University of Wisconsin (MSc). After graduating, worked as a school teacher and as a scientist in a turtle soup factory. Officer-in-charge, Chemical Investigations Division, WA Department of Forestry, 1924-27, Division of Forest Products, CSIR, 1927-1939, Director, Scientific Liaison Bureau, Melbourne, 19??-45, officer in charge, CSIR Information Section, 1945-48, first Head, Australian Scientific Liaison Bureau, London, 1949-??, Director of Scientific Liaison, Australian Embassy, Washington, 1955-58, Director, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1958-60, CSIRO Head Office 1960-62. Chief Executive Officer, Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation, during retirement.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Cummins, John Edward (Jack)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Cummins, John Edward (Jack) (1902 - 1989), chemist and science administrator
    Butcher, Barry W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 281-282
  3. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. General history of the scientific liaison bureau / by J.E. Cummins
    Cummins, J. E. (John Edward), 1902-1989
    [ Book : 1945 ]
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  2. The preservative treatment of fence posts : with particular reference to Western Australia / by J.E. Cummins
    Cummins, J. E. (John Edward), 1902-1989
    [ Book, Government publication : 1932 ]
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  3. Tests of the efficacy of the oxy-acetylene scouring and charring process for sterilising partly decayed poles / by J.E. Cummins
    Cummins, J. E. (John Edward), 1902-1989
    [ Book, Government publication : 1935 ]
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  4. The preservation of timber against the attacks of the Powder Post Borer (Lyctus brunneus Stephens) by impregnation with Boric Acid / by J.E. Cummins
    Cummins, J. E. (John Edward), 1902-1989
    [ Book, Government publication : 1939 ]
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  5. The selection, preservation, distribution and identification of Australian pole timbers / by J.E. Cummins and H.E. Dadswell
    Cummins, J. E. (John Edward), 1902-1989
    [ Book, Government publication : 1935 ]
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  1. NO. 45 of 1959.—Re Keith Wilford Watson, of Pamir-street, Port Lincoln, builder's labourer, formerly of Cummins.
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