Authorised form of nameMorgan; Walter Thomas James (1900 - 2003)
ForenamesWalter Thomas James
Dates1900 - 2003
Dates and placesBirth:
Ilford, Essex (05 October 1900)
Cheam, Surrey (10 February 2003)
ActivityResearch Field:
Rayne's Foundation School (-1916); University of London (1918) Chemistry degree; PhD in Department of Biochemistry, Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine under Professor Sir Arthur Harden
Laboratory assistant, working on synthetic production of phenol (1916-1918); worked at Royal Naval Experimental Station (1918); commenced research career at Lister Institute (1925); Biochemist, Serum and Vaccine Department, Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine, Elstree, Hertfordshire (1929); Reader in Biochemistry, Lister Institute London Laboratories (1938-1951), Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry (1951-1968); Honorary Secretary, Biochemical Society (1940-1945); Honorary Secretary, Biological Council (1944-1947); Deputy Director of Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine (1952-1968), Director (1972-1975); with his team at the Lister Institute he completely elucidated the structures of the antigens associated with the ABO, H and Lewis blood group systems and revealed their interrelationships (c1968); retired (1968) but continued to be involved in research
CBE 1959
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Royal Medal 1968
Croonian 1959
1956-1958, 1961-1964; VP 1961-1964
RelationshipsMarried (1930) Dorothy Price (died 1993)
Obituaries: The Independent (25 February 2003)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 291-302, plate, by Winifred M Watkins FRS and Kenneth D Bagshawe FRS
Royal Society codeNA4612
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1949/16Morgan, Walter Thomas James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003174Morgan, Walter Thomas JamesJanuary 1986
GLB/40/2/5Charles Dodds, Chairman and Ashley Miles, Director, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine to Brown20 June 1968
IM/GA/WS/3507Morgan, Walter Thomas Jamesnd
IM/GA/GRS/5269Morgan, Walter Thomas Jamesnd
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