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Ralph D. Bienfang


The following information about Professor Bienfang was published in Who's Who in America sometime after 1965:

Name: Ralph David Bienfang
Position: Educator
Born: Jefferson, Wisconsin., January 15, 1905
Parents: John Matthew and Nellie (Arnold) Bienfang
Education: University of Colorado, student 1922-1923 University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1926
University of Wisconsin, M.S., 1927
University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., 1929
Spouse: Bess Irene Marriott, married June 27, 1934
Children: Jane Marriott Bienfang (Mrs. James G. Harlow, Jr.)
Career: Professor, Connecticut College of Pharmacy, 1929-1930
Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1930-1937
Associate Professor, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1937-1941
Professor, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1941-1942
Professor of Pharmacy, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1942-1965
David Ross Boyd Professor, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1965
Memberships: American Pharmacists Association
Wisconsin Historical Society
Sociedade de Farmacia e Quimica de Sao Paulo (honorary)
Sociedade de Farmacia de Rio de Janeiro (honorary)
Sigma Xi
Rho Chi
Phi Sigma
Kappa Psi
Alpha Sigma Phi
Lutheran
Lion
Other Activities: Writer of Poetry
Editor: O.U. Take
Home: 1114 E. Louisiana St. Norman, OK 73069
Quote: "The omphalos of my practice as a professor is this: With purpose and also hope, I set about to pervade the collective and solitary id and psyche with the delicacy of a butterfly, and once there, I continue to flutter and flap about without letup."