Alton A. Markley
Alton A. Markley, a forty-year professor of chemistry, died March 24, 1983.
A graduate of Washington State University, Alton earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. He came to Skidmore as professor of chemistry in 1924, only two years after Skidmore was chartered as a baccalaureate-granting, four-year college. He chaired the Department of Chemistry until his retirement from Skidmore in 1964.
A major force in faculty governance at the time was Skidmore’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which Alton and six other professors founded in 1929.
His survivors are unknown.