Clair Cameron Patterson
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Clair Cameron Patterson was an American geochemist. Born in Mitchellville, Iowa, Patterson graduated from Grinnell College. He later received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and spent his entire professional career at the California Institute of Technology .

Clair C. Patterson
Clair Patterson
BornJune 2, 1922
DiedDecember 5, 1995(1995-12-05) (aged 73)
NationalityUnited States
Alma mater
Known forUranium–lead dating, age of the Earth, lead contamination
Spouse(s)
Lorna "Laurie" Patterson
(m. 1944)
Children4 (Susan, Claire, Charles, Cameron)[1]
AwardsTyler Prize (1995)
V. M. Goldschmidt Award (1980)
J. Lawrence Smith Medal (1973)
Scientific career
FieldsGeochemistry
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
ThesisThe Isotopic Composition of Trace Quantities of Lead and Calcium (1951)
Doctoral advisorHarrison Brown
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The first precise calculation of the Earth's age, which was determined to be 4.55 billion years using his novel uranium-lead dating technique. By the late 1990s, lead levels in American blood had reportedly fallen by up to 80% as a result of his groundbreaking study.

Clair Cameron Patterson Family life

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He met his wife Laurie McCleary at Grinnell College, where both were students.

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Clair Cameron Patterson Before Fame

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Initially at the University of Chicago and afterwards at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, he contributed to the Manhattan Project during World War II.

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His discovery also led the finding that tetra-ethyl lead, a common additive to car fuel at the time, was toxic, and he campaigned for its removal.

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Like him, Vannevar Bush worked on the Manhattan Project.

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Facts About Clair Cameron Patterson

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● Clair Cameron Patterson was born on June 2, 1922 (age 73) in Mitchellville, Iowa, United States
● He is a celebrity scientist
● In His career, Clair Cameron Patterson has achieved a Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, V. M. Goldschmidt Award, J. Lawrence Smith Medal
● He attended Grinnell College, The University of Iowa, The University of Chicago
● He died on December 5, 1995, The Sea Ranch, CA



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