Spencer Silver - age: 82

Spencer Silver

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Chemist whose development of a re-usable adhesive led, in 1970, to the co-invention, with Arthur Fry, of the Post-It Note. He won 3M's highest honors for his contributions to engineering and research.He was employed as a chemist at the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company when he invented the acrylate copolymer adhesive that would later result in the invention of Post-it notes.Inventor Arthur Fry initially used Silver's unique adhesive to mark pages in a church hymnal (Fry sang in the choir, and his bookmarks frequently slipped out and caused him to lose his place).

BEFORE FAME

He received a degree in chemistry from Arizona State University in 1962, and he subsequently earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado.

PERSONAL LIFE

He and his wife, Linda Anne Martin Silver, married in 1965. The couple's two daughters, Allison Anne Silver and Jennifer Lynne Silver, were born in 1966 and 1969, respectively.

The meaning of the name Silver: A Metal Element

FUN FACTS

Scientist Spencer Silver were born on Thursday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Snake, it is 33 days until Spencer Silver next birthday.

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