Sam died Feb. 26, 2002, in Carmel, Ind. He was 96. He graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., and from Princeton with degrees in biology. He taught at Vanderbilt U. until 1950, when he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission in Oak Ridge, Tenn. In 1967 he became chief, Research Contracts Branch, responsible for all contracts in biology and medicine for the AEC's Oak Ridge operations. He retired in 1972. Author of more than 40 publications, he was also the first president of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club.
He is survived by his son, Charles S. Jr., three grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola.
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