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George S. Hammond

George S. Hammond, professor of chemistry and vice chancellor of natural sciences in the mid-1970s, died in Portland, Oregon, on October 5. He was 84.

A distinguished chemist, Hammond was a leader in the field of photochemistry and was widely credited with creating the discipline of organic photochemistry.

He came to UCSC from the California Institute of Technology in 1972. In 1974, he became foreign secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, but retained his faculty position and continued his research program. In 1978, Hammond left UCSC to accept a position as research director at Allied Chemical Corporation (now Allied Signal). He retired in 1988, but continued to do both academic and industrial consulting.

His numerous awards and honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1963, the Priestley Medal in 1976, and the National Medal of Science in 1994.

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