Papers of Teddy G. Traylor, organic chemist and professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.
Teddy G. Traylor was born in Sulphur, Oklahoma, on May 21, 1925. He did his undergraduate and graduate work in chemistry
at UCLA and received a B.A. in 1949 and Ph.D. in 1952, under the direction of Saul Winstein. Traylor worked at Dow Chemical
Company for six years, then as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University for two years under Paul D. Bartlett. In 1961,
Traylor joined the Chemistry Department at UCSD as an assistant professor and was promoted to the rank of professor in 1968.
He served as department chairman (1973-1976) and actively participated in the long-range planning for and expansion of the