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C. Stacy French biography/can you please give me some input

Govindjee gov at uiuc.edu
Mon May 2 00:47:47 EST 2005

Dear friends and collaborators of C. Stacy French (1907--1995) :

I will soon begin collecting material on Stacy French that will help me
begin preparing his biography for the Biograpical Memoirs of the National
Academy of Sciences, USA.

I am familiar with David Fork's obituary on   Stacy  French in
Photosynthesis Research, I will also have access to Pat Craig's book on
the 'History of Plant Biology at Carnegie' (it will appear this month)

1) May I request you to please send me your personal impression (and
stories) of Stacy and his work that I could cite in the biography that I
will prepare? I am especially interested in your interactions and your
relationships. You will certainly have the opportunity to check and
correct what I write before publication.

2) I would appreciate receiving any  information/recollection you may have
on the following topics  (see A--D below ) ( I am, of course asking Drs.
Winslow Briggs, Jan Brown and Dave Fork, and a couple of other scientists
); I also plan to physically visit both Stanford and Washington ,DC):
A) French's  curriculum vitae that is familiar to you
B) Particular   publications   you are familiar with and have opinions on
C)  His  family including any descendants/relatives/ friends/contacts
  D) Anyone you know who worked with him (Names; e-mails) and may provide
some interesting information on Stacy.

Any help you can give me will be much appreciated.

Kind regards,


Mailing address: (Office)Govindjee, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry,
Biophysics and Plant Biology, Department of Plant Biology, University of
Illinois, 265 Morrill Hall,MC-116, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana,IL
61801-3707, USA
(Home) 2401 South Boudreau, Urbana,IL 61801-6655, USA

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