1881 John Harper Long: Born 1856,
B.S. Kansas, 1879, worked 3 years in Tubingen with Lothar Meyer.
In 1881 became teacher of chemistry at Northwestern University College
of Liberal Arts in Evanston, later joined the Northwestern University
Medical School faculty. Consulting chemist to the State Board of
Health of Illinois and to the Board of Health in Chicago. Active
in organizing the Congress of Chemists at the World's Columbian Exposition
in 1893, which let to the formation of the Chicago Section of the American
Chemical Society in 1895 with Long as treasurer. President of
the ACS in 1903. Died in 1918.
1888 Dr. Wallace C. Abbott begins
producing dosimetric granules in his apartment on Chicago's North
Side. His company will incorporate in 1900 as Abbott Alkaloidal
Company, changing to Abbott Laboratories in 1915.
1888 Sherwin-Williams Company, which had been founded
in 1873 in Cleveland, opens manufacturing facility in Chicago in
1888 to supply paints and finishes for the Pullman Company and
for the farm-implement and carriage industries.
1889 Standard Oil (Indiana) founded. (The company's name
will be changed to Amoco in 1985).
1890 Searle, a company founded
in Omaha by druggest Gideon Daniel Searle,
relocates to Chicago. In April, 1908 it will be formally incorporated
as G. D. Searle & Co.