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Willis, Jack Lehane (1918 - 2004)

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Chemist and Museum director
Born: 16 March 1918  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 12 November 2004.
Jack Lehane Willis initially worked as an organic chemist in private industry. He was then appointed Botanical Research Officer at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (later the Powerhouse Museum) in 1948. Later he became Deputy Director 1956-59 and Director 1960-79.

Career Highlights
Born Sydney, 16 March 1918. Educated University of Sydney (BA, MSc). Botanical Research Officer, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences 1948, Deputy Director 1956-59, Director 1960-79. President, Museums Association of Australia 1961-67.

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 24 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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