Erwin Emerson Morse died on September 30, 2014 in Berlin, NH. He was born in Willimantic, Connecticut on October 6, 1915 to Erwin Emerson and Julia Maude Lathrop Morse. He graduated from Newton (MA) High School in 1932, from Bowdoin Col- lege, cum laude, in 1936. He earned the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Berke- ley in 1940 under G. N. Lewis.
His career was largely in sugar technology. He was a research chemist in Woodland, CA (1940-48), at Spreck- els Sugar Co. and the Brown Co. in Berlin, NH, where he was Research Director of the research labs until retirement in 1984. He published in a number of areas of cellulose technol- ogy such as wet strength, resins for paper towels, cellulose derivatives and the first crystallized cellulose: Solka Floc. He published papers in various journals and books in areas of sugar technology. He was a member of the NH State Advisory Council on Engineering (1959-69), honored by President Johnson with a Personal Award. and listed in American Men of Science, Who’s Who, and New Hampshire Notables.