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Gregory P. Baxter '96, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry emeritus, died yesterday at the age of 76.

Born in Somerville, Mass., Baxter became an instructor in chemistry at Harvard in 1897, following his graduation from the College. In 1925 he assumed the Richards Professorship, which he held until his retirement in 1944.

A specialist in the study of atomic weights and other chemical constants, Baxter served as chairman of the International Committee on Atomic Weights from 1930 to 1947. During the war he was associated with the Office of Scientific Research and Development.

Baxter was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Chemical Society, and Phi Beta Kappa.

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