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George M. Kramer, PhD

Kramer, GeorgeOccupation: U.S. Senior Master Chess Player (Retired)
Born: Brooklyn, New York, May 15, 1929

Education:
PhD, Interaction between Helium and Nitrogen, University of Pennsylvania (1957)
MS, Physical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania (1955)
BS, Chemistry, Queen’s College (1951)

Career:
Retired, U.S. Senior Master Chess Player (1994)
Member, United States Olympic Team, Dubrovnik (1950)
Participant, United States National Championships
Participant, United States Open

Career Related:
Senior Research Associate, Research Chemist, Exxon, Research and Engineering Company (now Mobil), Annendale, NJ (1957-1994)

Military:
With, U.S. Army (1952-1954)

Creative Works:
Author, “Mechanism of Acid Catalyzed Reactions”; Author, “Synthesis of Volatile Uranyl Compounds”; Recipient, Twenty United States Patents; Contributing Author, More than 56 Articles to Scholarly Journals

Achievements:
Honoree, Winner, United States Speed (1950); Honoree, Winner, Chess Championships, New York State Tournament, (1945); Honoree, Two-time Winner, Chess Championship, New Jersey; Honoree, Winner, Manhattan Chess Club Championship; Having 22 U.S. Patents with Exxon

Awards:
Fellow, National Science Foundation; Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Member, American Chemical Society; Member, United States Chess Federation; Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society; Member, B’nai B’rith International

Hobbies:
Playing Chess and other games on the computer

Family:
Son of Daniel Kramer and Dorothy Kramer
Widowed: Vivian Kaplan (2/11/1951-11/26/2014) (Deceased)
Children: Steven P. Kramer, PhD; Tina J. Garyantes
Five Grandchildren

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)

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