In Memory of Our Founder!
Arnold O. Beckman: 1900 - 2004
"Arnold Beckman exemplifies the meaning
of the word humanitarian. Combined with his unwavering enthusiasm
for life, his keen sense of humor and his strong moral and ethical
principles, he is a national icon. He has been my close, long-time
friend and mentor. Simply put, Arnold Beckman was truly one of the
great Horatio Alger heroes of the 20th century. He will be sorely
missed, not only by myself, but by everyone who has had the privilege
to know him, and whose lives have been touched by his intellect,
inventiveness and his wonderful vision and generosity."
- Chairman of the Board, Arnold and Mabel Beckman
Ambassador George L. Argyros
Remembering a humble inventor whose ingenius instruments
revolutionized science, earning him a fortune that he largely donated
to those who could save or improve people's lives.
visual timeline of his life and legacy
O. Beckman: One Hundred Years of Excellence
Arnold Thackray and Minor Myers, Jr.
Series in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, special
2000, Chemical Heritage Foundation
397 pp, illus, index, CD-ROM video portrait
Cloth, 9 x 11, ISBN 0-941901-23-8