Samuel Cardon - Rand Development

13324 Lake Shore Boulevard

Samuel Z. Cardon was born in Chicago on November 24, 1918. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his doctorate in chemistry from Western Reserve University in 1950. After graduation, Cardon worked for Rand Development and was a pioneer in isolating carcinogens in cigarettes.

In July 1957 Cardon, the chief chemist of the Rand Development Corp. testified before a House Government Operations subcommittee about cancer-producing effects on tobacco products. He stated that Rand Development had produced a cigarette paper which had dropped the cancer-producing material by 60%. The paper was not on the market, but a company in France was making cigarettes with the paper.

While at Rand he met Arthur Iberall, a mechanical engineer who also worked at Rand. Together they founded General Technical Service, a research company, in 1964.

Dr. Cardon published numerous reports with Arthur Iberall for U.S. government agencies in need of chemical and physical modeling including analysis of waters of the US for the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, water pollution for the Public Health Service, space suit related clothing designs for the U. S. Army.

They also did technical forecasting, cybernetics, application of systems science, social physics, autonomous systems design, computer modeling for strategic needs. For NASA, they worked on the general dynamics of human and other mammalian systems, and thermodynamic issues in long space voyages.

For the U.S. Department of Commerce, they worked on internal human responses. For the U.S. Department of Transportation, they did systems models for transportation planning, urban systems functions, and modeling trade. Together, they solved technical problems for businesses such as Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Co., Westinghouse, Sherwin Williams, Illinois Tool Works, Ohio Brass Co., and Industrial Fasteners Institute.

Dr. Cardon attended the American exhibition in Moscow, and he was one of the founders of the American Association of Small Research Companies. He published several articles and was a member of the American Chemical Society.

He attended the American Exhibition in Moscow and was the founder and president of the American Association. He published scientific articles and was a member of the American Chemical Society

Cardon retired from General Technical Services in 1983 but continued to work as a self-employed consultant.

Cardon was married to chemist Neva Lucille Campbell who was born on January 13, 1924.  They had two daughters, Julie (Bayco) and Lisa (Tietze). Both Lisa and Julie attended the Bratenahl School.

Cardon died on December 28, 1996. Neva died on May 17, 2001. Both are buried in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.