Submitted by Myron S. Simon
Professor Clarence “Tiny” Grant, 83, died on October 13, 2013 at his home in Exeter, NH.
He was born July 8, 1930 in Rollinsford, NH, the son of Merton and Susan (Hutchins) Grant. He graduated from The Dover, NH High School in 1947 and earned his B.S. in Chemistry at UNH in 1951. He earned his M.S. in 1956 and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1960.
He taught at UNH for 36 years. He was Chairman of the Chemistry Department from 1976 to 1979, and retired as Professor Emeritus. His students voted him Outstanding Teacher in 1987.
Among the organizations he consulted for, he was a consultant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was given an Army Special Act Award in 1994.
He was a member of many scientific organizations and served as president of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy. His research studies yielded 52 journal articles and he also published five book chapters and 30 government technical publications.
In 1952 he married Helen Garland who survived him, along with 3 sons Philip, Stephen and David, their spouses, and five grandchildren. His brothers Donald and Kenneth had pre-deceased him.