Nebraska Authors

Donald Cram

Born 1919-04-22 Chester, VT (USA)

Died 2001-06-17
Palm Desert, CA (USA)

Nobel Prize winner in 1987 for research that was begun at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He has been Professor of Chemistry at the University of California - Los Angeles since 1947.

Places Lived

Chester, VT
Winter Park, FL
Lincoln, NE
Los Angeles, CA
Cambridge, MA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, 1941, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Master's Degree in Chemistry, 1942, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., 1947, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Chemistry Professor

Places Worked

University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Merck and Company


Guggenheim fellowship, 1955
Nobel Prize, 1987
"Cram's rule" of asymmetric induction is named after him
Glenn T. Seaborg Medal, 1989
National Medal of Science, 1993


American Chemical Society
National Academy of Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences


He published over 350 research papers and eight books on organic chemistry

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