September 5, 1928 - October 10, 2012
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Professor E.T. Adams, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Tem will be buried in Colonial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall, Texas at a later date.
Tem, as family and friends knew him, was born in Tampico, Mexico, on September 5, 1928, to Emory Temple Adams and Mary Louise Clifton. He received his BA degree from the Rice Institute of Houston, Texas, his MS from Baylor Medical School Houston, and his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Tem retired from Texas A&M University after 25 1/2 years as a professor in the Chemistry Department. He also taught at Illinois Institute of Technology and was guest Professor at the University of Chicago. He was dearly loved by his students who received their PHD and Master degrees under his supervision. He offered guidance even after they graduated from his labs. Tem worked for the National Institutes of Health.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Naval faculty of the Chemical Warfare school at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. Tem was very proud of his naval service. On August 11, 2012, Tem celebrated the 50th anniversary of his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin with a party in the Rehabilitation Hospital. At one time Tem was one of the world authorities on the Analytical Ultra Centrafuge.
Tem is survived by his sister, Mary Jean Adams of Conroe; numerous first cousins, Mrs. Hope Adams Grey, Dr. John Chesley Taylor, Mrs. Annette Adams Johnson, Mrs. Stuart Massey, Dr. Chesley H. Adams; the Clifton cousins are Mrs. Beth Dimitry, Mrs. Mary Anne Betancourt and Mr. Wendell Jackson Cox. Two Adams first cousins who died this year were Mrs. Louise Scott Mackenzie Williams and Doctor of Jurisprudence Albert Scott (Ted) Taylor.
In lieu of flowers memorials should be sent to your local animal shelter.
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle from October 14 to October 15, 2012