Linus Pauling

A biography project by Jacob G.

Linus Pauling was born on February 28, 1910 in Portland, Oregon and died in August 19, 1994.

Significant Events in History that Affected Linus's Life

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • The Great Depression
  • The Gulf War

Linus's  Childhood

Linus Pauling's father died on June 10, 1910, leaving his mother to take care of him. In 1911 Linus began to collect insects, because he developed an interest for them. Later he began to collect minerals he found around where he lived. He began classifying the minerals that he found using a book he borrowed from a library near his house. Later in 1912 he concluded that the miracles in The Bible could not be true, so he decided to become an atheist. In fall of 1913 he meets Lloyd Jefress who later becomes his best friend.

People Who Influenced Linus's Life

  • Lucy Isabelle Pauling (Linus's Mother) took care of him when he was young because his father died.
  • His sisters (Lucile and Pauline) encouraged him to start being a chemist.
  • Lloyd Jefress (his best friend) helped him with many of his projects and helped encourage him to do some things.

Unique facts...

  • Enrolled in college at age 16, and started teaching the class he took at age 18
  • Linus Pauling taught himself chemistry.

Accomplishments

  • Best known for working out the nature of the chemical bond.
  • Took a public stand against war and the use of nuclear weapons.
  • Discovered the cause of the sickle cell anemia.
  • Developed an accurate oxygen meter for submarines.
  • Determined the structure of proteins.
  • Won a Nobel Prize for studying the nature of the chemical bond.
  • Won a Nobel Prize for his efforts regarding the prohibition of nuclear testing.
  • First and only person to single-handily win 2 Nobel Prizes.
  • Won scholarships to Oregon State University at Corvallis.

The Theme of Linus's Life was...

Linus Pauling Quotes

  • I used to tell students that the chemical could be thought of as a hook and eye...
    ...It really was a primitive picture a a chemical bonding.
  • Usually, I say I am a chemist; sometimes I say I am a psychical chemist. Probably I should say I am a physicist with an interest the chemistry.
  • [I decided] to sacrifice part of my scientific career to working for he control of nuclear weapons and for the achievement of world peace.

I learned from Linus Pauling's life that if you try to do something and succeed you can do amazing things in your life. If you set your mind to something and put your life in that direction you can make a huge impact on the world and even change that way that many people in the world think.

Works Cited

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  • "Creative Quotations from Linus Pauling for Feb 28." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2015.

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WOW! I learned so much about this scientist! Great Tackk!😄