Dale B. Baker
Dale Baker, CAS director emeritus and 1975 ASIS president, died December 11, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 85 years old.
Mr. Baker joined what was then Chemical Abstracts Service in 1946 as an assistant editor and was named CAS director in 1958, a position he held for 28 years. In 1983 he was appointed to the additional position of deputy executive director of the American Chemical Society. Mr. Baker was named director emeritus upon retiring from CAS in 1986.
Among the many honors and awards Mr. Baker garnered during his career were the 1983 ASIS&T Award of Merit and the American Chemical Society's Patterson-Crane Award and Herman Skolnik Award. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, Dale Baker was a graduate of Ohio State University, where he received both bachelor's and master's degrees. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 1986.