Aleck Borman, PhD, emeritus member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), died July 4, 2016, at the age of 96. Borman was a scientist and labor relations manager at the company now known as Bristol-Myers Squibb and served as the first duly elected mayor of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Borman first joined the AACR in 1963.
Born July 13, 1919, in Toledo, Ohio, Borman graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Illinois. He began working at the company that was then known as E.R. Squibb & Sons in 1945 as a senior research scientist before becoming head of the Endocrine Research Department. Borman later joined the company’s Labor Relations Department as head of the Personnel Relations Department for Research and Development, and then served as labor relations manager until his retirement in 1986.
Borman authored or coauthored 50 articles published in scientific journals during his career in research, and held three patents. The University of Toledo honored Borman with the first Golden T Award for an outstanding alumnus.