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Setha Goodyear Olson ’51

Setha Goodyear Olson ’51, a brilliant and globally renowned chemist, died Jan. 13, 2017. She was 87.

Always fiercely independent and highly intelligent, Setha graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore and became a chemist for Hercules Powder Co. Registering many patents, she developed a rubber related to the one used in Super Balls and other bouncing toys.

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