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University Archives & Special Collections, A-1639. (Patrick Hayes)

Robert Teed

Written on the back of this 1959 photograph by John W. Gibson is “Cereal Chemistry Research Lab — Mr. R Teed operating Kjeldahl nitrogen analysis apparatus.”

The first stage of the two-step process shown entailed the boiling of concentrated sulfuric acid. This photo is one of several that document life on campus in celebration of the university’s golden jubilee.

Robert Gordon Teed was born in Humboldt on Dec. 21, 1924, and moved to Saskatoon and graduated from Nutana Collegiate.

He joined the Canadian Army in 1943, serving overseas from 1944 until July 1946, the last year as part of the Army of Occupation.

In 1947 Teed joined the Department of Chemistry, where he worked as a technician until sickness forced him to retire in December 1985.