Born: 4 July 1916, Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia
Died: 7 September 1973
Field: Plant biochemistry
Neish succeeded E. Gordon Young as Director of the Atlantic Regional Laboratory in Halifax in 1962. He was an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Chemical Institute of Canada. Neish was awarded honorary degrees by Mount Allison and McGill Universities. Neish was the President of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science in 1969-70. He was President of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists in 1968-69, and in 1970 was the first recipient of the Society’s Gold Medal. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 18 March 1971.
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Simpson, FJ, 1974. Proc. NS Inst. Sci. Vol. 27(2): 103