Solomon Hersh, professor emeritus at the College of Textiles of North Carolina State University (NCSU), died Feb. 7, 2019, at the age of 90.
He graduated in 1949 from the NCSU College of Textiles, and then earned a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. In 1954 he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton.
He worked for several years as a research chemist for Union Carbide and Monsanto. In 1966 he joined the College of Textiles at NCSU as an associate professor.
During his career at NCSU, Hersh was named the Charles A. Cannon Professor of Textiles, and he retired as director of graduate studies. He was honored with the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal and the O. Max Gardner Award.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosalie; two daughters; and four grandchildren.
Graduate memorials are prepared by the APGA.