FRANCE Louis Hackspill 1961 Chemist and Academic 68mm bronze medal 156 grams
Obverse: LOUIS HACKSPILL MEMBRE DE L'INSTITUT / R. COCHET 1961 (Trans: LOUIS HACKSPILL MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE / R. COCHET 1961)
Reverse: ASSOCIATION DES ANCIENS ELEVES DE L'ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE PARIS / H. DUBOIS (Trans: ASSOCIATION OF FORMER STUDENTS OF THE NATIONAL SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY OF PARIS / H. DUBOIS)
Edge: Cornucopia privy mark (Paris Mint) BRONZE
Louis-Jean-Henri Hackspill, (1880 - 1963) was a French chemist, first professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Strasbourg, then at that of Paris. This patron researcher, director of the Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg and then in Paris, was elected to the Academy of Sciences , first in the section of free members on November 20, 1944 before becoming its president in 1961. A member of the Société Chimique de France from 1905, he was vice-president in 1938, before becoming president in 1946. After his retirement, he was appointed honorary president in 1958. He chaired the Academy of Sciences in 1961.
Robert Cochet (1903 -1988) Studied at l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Paris under Carli & Bazor. Member of the Salon des Artistes Francais. Received a diploma and medal at the 1954 Exposition Internationale de Madrid.