Joseph Jordan, a chemistry professor at Penn State University for more than 35 years, died on August 14 at his home in State College, Pa. He was 73 years old and had retired two years ago. In the mid-1950s, Jordan performed pioneering bioelectro-chemistry work on the structure and function of hemoglobin. Born in Romania in 1919, Jordan received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1945. He emigrated to the United States in 1950.

W. Lincoln Hawkins, a plastics researcher who was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Bush in June, died August 20 at this home in San Marcos, Calif. He was 81 years old. In 1942, Hawkins became the first black hired for the technical staff of AT&T's Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. Holder of 18 U.S. patents and 129 from foreign countries, Hawkins received a doctorate in chemistry from McGill...

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