Caltech Geochemist Clair Patterson Awarded Tyler Prize In Recognition Of His Work On Health Risks From Lead

In Recognition Of His Work On Health Risks From Lead Clair C. Patterson, 72, a professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology's division of geological and planetary sciences, has been awarded the 1995 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Patterson was presented the honor--a gold medal and $150,000--on April 28 at a ceremony in Los Angeles. EMPHASIZING EDUCATION: William Wiley hopes to establish Sigma Xi as an intellectual resource for teachers and legislators at various c

Karen Young Kreeger
Apr 30, 1995

In Recognition Of His Work On Health Risks From Lead Clair C. Patterson, 72, a professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology's division of geological and planetary sciences, has been awarded the 1995 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Patterson was presented the honor--a gold medal and $150,000--on April 28 at a ceremony in Los Angeles.


EMPHASIZING EDUCATION: William Wiley hopes to establish Sigma Xi as an intellectual resource for teachers and legislators at various centers.
The Tyler Prize was established in 1973 by Alice Tyler--who died last year--and her husband, John, the founder and chief executive officer of Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Group. John Tyler died in 1973. Since 1993, the Tyler Prize has been administered by the University of Southern California through an endowment.

The prize honors accomplishments in the fields of environmental study and protection. Patterson is being recognized for his role in exposing the...