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Shawnee, Ohio

Ralph Drake

Posted by littlecitiesarchive on July 20, 2010

Ralph Drake

Ralph Drake, born in 1936, attended Hemlock-Central and Corning High School (1953).  Educated /trained in chemistry at Case Institute of Technology, he holds graduate and post graduate degrees.  He was a member of the B.F. Goodrich Company’s Technical Staff, a specialist in Polymer Chemistry/Polymer Science retiring in 1995.  He is presently a Private Consultant with seven American and European clients, visiting Staff at MIT (Dept. of Materials Science) and a consultant in Materials at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Lerner Research Center.  He holds over 100 technical publications and patents.  He is a member of the American Chemical Society.  He is a scholarship founder with The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund.  Further interests include support groups at the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Music.  He is a major and known collector of American Art Pottery.

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