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Joseph C. Shivers
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Pictured in the Chanticleer 1942, Duke University yearbook
Joseph Clois Shivers, Jr.

(1920-11-29)November 29, 1920
Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Died September 1, 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 93)
Venice, Florida, United States
Alma mater Duke University (B.Sc. 1942, M.A. 1943, Ph.D 1946)
Known for development of Lycra (Spandex)
  • Olney Medal (AATCC)
  • Lavoisier Medal (DuPont)
Scientific career
Fields organic chemistry, textile chemistry
Institutions DuPont, Canisius College

Joseph Clois Shivers, Jr. (November 29, 1920 – September 1, 2014) was an American textile chemist. He was from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Shivers was best known for developing Spandex.

On September 1, 2014, Shivers died in Venice, Florida, aged 93.

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