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Dr. Hans Dressler was born in Vienna, Austria. As a Holocaust survivor, he emigrated to New York City, where he earned a Doctorate at Columbia University. In 1950 he moved to Pittsburgh, PA to work as a Research Chemist for Mellon Institute's Koppers Department. He continued working for Koppers Company and then Indspec Specialty Chemicals for more than 35 years. Dr. Dressler was granted more than 140 patents in the U.S. and abroad and published a comprehensive book about the chemical "Resorcinol." He was a champion for the underdog, an avid tennis player, bridge player and gardener; and, he loved children and animals. Dr. Dressler died on May 14, 2008 at age 81.

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