A chemist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with organoboranes. He also discovered a method for producing sodium borohydride.
He earned a B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1936.
He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1969.
He had one child with Sarah Baylen, who he married in 1937.
He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry four years after Vladimir Prelog did.