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Loyola remembers "Dr. De"

June 19, 2009

Winston Russel deMonsabert, Ph.D., a 1937 chemistry graduate and former faculty member of Loyola University New Orleans, passed away on June 8, in Chantilly, Va. He was 93. deMonsabert was born in New Orleans. He was the Count deMonsabert and cousin to the King Louis’ of France.

deMonsabert received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Loyola University New Orleans in 1937, followed by a master’s degree in education from Tulane University in 1945. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1952. He was a professor of chemistry at Loyola from 1948 to 66, where he was affectionately referred to as “Dr. De.”

Following Loyola, he became a chief chemist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Department of Health and Human Services, in Atlanta, Ga., from 1966 to 69. He was the chief contract liaison for the National Center for Health Services Research from 1969 to 73. From 1973 to 79, he was the chief of extramural programs at the Bureau of Drugs at the Food and Drug Administration. He was a scientist administrator in the Office of the Commissioner at the FDA from 1979 to 83. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and served as chairman of the Louisiana and Georgia chapters during the 1950s and 1960s and as president of the Washington, D.C., chapter from 1982 to 83. He belonged to the American Chemical Society, serving as the Louisiana Section chairman in 1954.

Services were held June 13. To view the guest book, click here.

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