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William Tenney Lindsay, Jr.

January 1, 1970 - November 11, 2007

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William Tenney Lindsay Jr., 83, of Hopkinton, recently of Westwood, died Sunday, November 11, 2007 at The Clark House in Westwood. Born in Scranton, PA., he was the son of the late Gladys (Axford) and William Tenney Lindsay Sr.

He was a 1942 graduate of Scranton Central High School and earned highest honors in the Scientific Course and was an Eagle Scout. He was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII from 1943-1946. He participated in the invasion of Okinawa and the Occupation of South Korea. He was discharged as a Technical Sergeant.

He graduated in 1948 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY., with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. He then attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Social Fraternity.

He worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. for 30 years in the Bettis Atomic Power Division and Research and Development Center.

A resident of Irwin, PA from 1959 to 1983 and then in Hopkinton until 2007, He was a member and chairman of the Hopkinton Board of Health and his interests included the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, Hopkinton Historical Society, Hopkinton Couples Club, Framingham LLL, and Framingham Silver Grays. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, PA., a Deacon at the Plymouth Church in Framingham, MA., and was a member of the Grace united Methodist Church in Hopkinton.

A pioneer in Nuclear Power, Dr. Lindsay was Supervisor for Advanced Development Chemistry during construction of the world’s first operating nuclear power plant to deliver power to the electrical grid at Shippingport, PA.

At Westinghouse Research and Development Center as manager of the Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Department, he was responsible for many activities, including electrochemistry, surface chemistry, mass spectroscopy, solution chemistry, chemical physics and chemical thermodynamics.

Later as a senior consultant at Westinghouse, Dr. Lindsay became and internationally recognized expert concerning the chemical thermodynamics of aqueous solutions at the high temperatures of power plants. He has presented invited lectures in Europe, including the former Czechoslovakia, Japan, Australia, Canada and the U.S.

After retirement in 1983, he continued as a consultant to the electrical power industry for 24 years until 2007. He was a Member of American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Physical Society and was a Fellow for American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon.

He was a Westinghouse Corp. Representative for: International Committee on Thermodynamics and Kinetics, International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry, International Society for Electrochemistry (ISE), Corporation Associates, American Chemical Society, Belgian Center for Corrosion (CEBELCOR), He was also involved in New York Academy of Science, Electrochemical Society, Utility Subcommittee, ASME Research Committee on Water for Thermal Power Systems, Working Group IV, International Assoc. for the Properties of Water and Steam, ASTM Committee D19.11, Water for Steam and Process Use., Us/USSR Joint Working Group on Corrosion (US Water and Steam)), Pittsburgh Chemists Club, President , Physical Chemistry Group, Pittsburgh ACS, Chairman.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Alice French Lindsay of Westwood. He is also survived by 2 sons, Douglas French Lindsay of Milford and Andrew Bridges Lindsay of Masontown, WV. He is predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Axford Lindsay Yevitz.

Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, located with St. Paul’s Church on Wood St. in Hopkinton. Donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund. PO Box 123 Hopkinton, MA 01748