Author Biographical Info

Robert Alonzo Welch was born in South Carolina and came to Houston around 1886. He started working for the Bute Paint Company (1867-1990) in 1891 as a bookkeeper and resigned in 1927 as secretary-treasurer but remained on it Board of Directors. In the early 1900s, he began investing in oil. When he died in 1952, 15% of his $25 million estate was divided among his 29 employees and the rest was used to establish the Robert A. Welch Foundation in 1954. The Welch Foundation is still a major source of funding for chemistry research in Texas.

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

Biology, Chemistry, Research, Houston (TX), Robert Welch Foundation, annual reports, books, magazines (periodicals), programs (documents)

Abstract

The Robert Welch Foundation records contains annual reports, Conferences on Chemical Research (books), and programs. See more at IC 060.

Comments

Source unknown. Assumed to be the creator. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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