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Mr. Lincoln Isaiah Diuguid, Ph.D

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Lincoln Isaiah Diuguid
97, of St. Louis, died Jan. 27, 2015, at Beauvais Manor on the Park. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm followed by a funeral service from 2-3 pm on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 held in The Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117. Lincoln Diuguid, PhD (in chemistry) was born Feb. 6, 1917 in Lynchburg, VA, to Lewis and Bettie Diuguid. He was the youngest of nine children and graduated from Dunbar High School in Lynchburg. He graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia State College in 1938 with degrees in chemistry and education, and then obtained a master's degree in chemistry in 1939 from Cornell University. He became head of the chemistry department from 1939 to 1943 at AM&N College, Pine Bluff, Ark., where he also worked as an analytical chemist at the Pine Bluff Arsenal during World War II. He returned to Cornell University where he received his doctorate in organic chemistry, and then did two years of post-doctoral studies on malaria. He joined an older brother, William Sherwood Diuguid, in St. Louis, where he established Du-Good Chemical Laboratories & Manufacturers and did cancer research. In addition to his research, he taught at Washington University and for nearly 40 years at Harris-Stowe State University. He was well known for directing hundreds of young AfricanAmericans into science careers. He received numerous awards. Among them, Man of the Year Award from Omega Psi Phi, Carver Civic Award, the American Chemical Society Award Salute to Excellence, St. Louis American Newspaper Merit Award, lifetime achievement awards and legacy in science awards from the Science Center of St. Louis and from Harris-Stowe State University for Honorary Doctor of Humanities. His name is imbedded in the sidewalk of St. Louis at the St. Louis Gateway Classic Foundation along with other great residents of the town with tributes to their work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy R. Diuguid who passed away July 1994 and his oldest grandson, Skyler Tolson, who passed in April 2009. He is survived by his children David (Caryn), Lewis, Renee Tolson, Vincent and six grandchildren. Burial will be in Lynchburg. In lieu of flowers donation to the American Cancer Society and the St. Louis Science Center will be appreciated.