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Transcribed biography of Waldemar C. Hansen
DR. WALDEMAR C. HANSEN
Dr. Waldemar C. Hansen and wife, Muriel, of 155 Maple Street, Valparaiso, came from Hinsdale, Ill., thirty years ago when "Doc" became Director of Research of Universal Atlas Cement Company, subsidiary of U. S. Steel Corp. (now Universal Atlas Division) of its general laboratories at Buffington Station, Gary, Ind. At that time their son Edward was a freshman of Valparaiso High School and son Donald a freshman at Purdue University. Edward is now a partner in a large Wall St. law firm, living in Tuxedo Park, N. Y., and Donald of Barrington, Ill., Vice-President of Operations of W. W. Grainger Corp. of Chicago.
Dr. Hansen was born in Black Hills, S. D. He holds a Ph. D in Chemistry from Columbia University where he met Muriel, a New York native. Donald was born in Washington, D.C. when his father was research associate for Portland Cement Association Fellowship at National Bureau of Standards. Edward, born in Westfield, N. J. when Dr. Hansen was research associate of American Cyanamid Corp. During the seven Hinsdale years Dr. Hansen was research associate for Portland Cement Association of Chicago. Dr. Hansen is author of numerous articles, books and patents. In 1970 he was named Honorary Member of ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials). This is ASTM's highest award given annually to some five members of the organization's 50,000 members. In 1963 Hansen won ASTM's Award of Merit.
Dr. Hansen is a member of the U. S. Highway Research Board, the National Research Council of National Academy of Sciences of Washington, D. C., and advises the Building Technology Division of the U. S. Bureau of Standards on their research program. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, American Ceramic Society and American Concrete Institute. He is a member of Honorary fraternities Sigma XI, Gamma Alpha and Phi Lambda Upsilon. Dr. Hansen and son Donald are members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Locally the Hansens are members of First United Methodist Church and the 77 year old Mathesis Club of which Hansen is a past president. All three Hansen men served two years in the armed forces: "Doc" and Edward in the Army overseas and Donald in the Navy on the East Coast.
Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook