Chemistry

Dr. Alfred Bader's 90th Birthday Guestbook

For more than 60 years, Dr. Bader has been a significant influence in the world of chemistry, business, art and philanthropy. Thank you for helping us celebrate his contributions which have made a significant difference in the lives of numerous employees, students, scientists and business leaders around the globe.

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Happy Birthday from a former Sigma scientist. We traveled together to many of our Sigma-Aldrich customers some years ago. I will not forget the knowledge and assistance that you provided wherever we went. I know they appreciated your work and I learned a great deal more about chemistry and the art of customer service as you lived it. Respectfully,
Carl, Colleague, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
June 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader, Thank you for your dedicate labor in the great chemical company Sigma-Aldrich. I send to you my respectfully greetings from UNSAAC-Perú
Rolando, Foreing Academic
May 30, 2014

Happy 90th birthday! I have followed with interest your many accomplishments and your contributions to Queen's University where I graduated in Engineering Chemistry in 1969.
Dr. James, Member of Scientific Community
May 29, 2014

Happy birthday Alfred you are two years ahead of me! Thank you for your help and friendship over many years and the generous support which you have given to my Department for which many students are indebted you. You are an example to us all.
Alwyn, Friend
May 29, 2014

Thank you for your service to your fellow Chemists. Your vision has made a tremendous impact!
Dr. David, Member of Scientific Community
May 28, 2014

Wishing you a very happy 90th Birthday, many best wishes and hopefully many, many more to come.
Dr. Jeff, Member of Scientific Community
May 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to one of the great old Camp Boys!
David, Member of Scientific Community
May 28, 2014

Mazel Tov and Happy Birthday! I met you and your lovely wife, Isabel, when II was in graduate school at the Univ. of Georgia. I have been a great admirer of your dedication to help other succeed and, more importantly, your generosity of giving to others. I have transitioned out of the lab, but I still have the Alchemist prints you gave me the day we met on my office wall. I only wish I had the whole collection. I wish you the best and many more birthdays to come!
Brion, Member of Scientific Community
May 28, 2014

Dear Dr. Alfred Bader, Happy 90th Birthday! Unfortunately my English is not good enough to say what I would like to say to you, and about you. I think that you changed whole society of Homo Chemicus! In our life there are two eras - Before Bader, when we had to prepare everything by ourselves, and - After Bader, when we could easily buy almost everything we needed for our research and education, therefore we could concentrate directly on our research, on our chemistry. Thank you for Handbooks of Fine Chemicals, which are in use not only for marketing, but also as a references source in almost every lab and library. Thank you for teaching us chemistry! Thank you for art! Thank you also for teaching me ... business and economy! Dear Dr. Alfred Bader, Thank You very, very much for everything! Best wishes!
Dr. Mirek, Member of Scientific Community
May 27, 2014

Happy Birthday! We met several times at FMC in Princeton, NJ and at your office in Milwaukee. Congratulation on a life well spent.
Dr. Sanford, Member of Scientific Community
May 26, 2014

Happiest of birthdays, Dr. Bader!! Thank you for believing in the good in human beings, the difference an individual can make and for setting a wonderful example for a junior scientist and future medical research professional. Happy Birthday and God Bless :)
Katherine, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
May 26, 2014

Since 1975, when I started studying chemistry in Erlangen, Germany, the Aldrich catalogue has been a good and valuable companion on my scientific way. Thanks for your dedication. Happy birthday, Dr. Bader.
Dr.rer.nat. Dieter, Member of Scientific Community
May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr Bader. It is a pleasure to work for the unique business you built and to visit customers who still talk fondly about meeting you. Your are an inspiration and what you have created greatly helped me during my PhD. Thank You!
Dr. Jane, Employee
May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday! I always have an Aldrich catalog on my desk.
Doug, Member of Scientific Community
May 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Bader Hopefully, you will have many more to celebrate! I remember fondly our trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see your Aunt's Painting. It was my pleasure to spend that time with you and have you as our guest and speaker at the Cleveland ACS Section meeting. Cullen J., Past President, Cleveland Section ACS
Cullen, Member of Scientific Community
May 22, 2014

Happy Birthday from a Milwaukee chemical engineer. We hope your day and succeeding days will be joyful and healthy for you and your family. Thank you for all you have done for the Milwaukee community.
Dr. Edward, Member of Scientific Community
May 21, 2014

Thank you again for the graduate student fellowship given in the name of Steve Branca here in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. We at Penn greatly appreciate your generosity.
Dr. Amos, Colleague, Friend
May 19, 2014

Needless to say that Sigma-Aldrich through its services contributed greatly to my and my student's success. Far beyond that I admire Dr. Bader for his achievements in art history and his giftedness in communicating with people. I wish him many more years of fulfilled life with chemistry, art, history, and his family. Thank you so much, Dr. Bader!
Wolfdieter, Member of Scientific Community
May 19, 2014

Happy Birthday and thank you for inspiring so many of us. I have had the pleasure of knowing about your work through your company since my days at Smith College and came to appreciate your love of art later at the Sigma-Aldrich booths at American Chemistry Society meetings. After I continued my chemistry studies and eventually taught organic chemistry, your catalogues were like handbooks for my students.
Dr. Demet, Member of Scientific Community
May 17, 2014

Dear Alfred, Happy birthday and cordial congratulations! Many thanks for your long-termed friendship and for all you have given me as a chemist,paintings collector and the precious man, especially. I very appreciate every hour I spent together with you and Isabel, your amiable qurdian angel, in the Czech Republic, Germany and the USA,too. I will never forget our first meeting in ALDRICH Steinheim more than 20 years ago. It was my first business trip to the West in 1990 - after 20 years of an involuntary political rest - and the first and the top ALDRICH authority I met there it was YOU ! Happy day for me, indeed. With deep respect and admiration, wishing you a good health and happiness in the middle of your kind family.
Vladimír, Friend
May 16, 2014

While in Graduate School at Boston University (1951-1955) I was paid to carry out syntheses and purifications for Aldrich under the direction of my major professor, Walter J. Gensler. Thank you for your support, it was very welcome at the time. Happy Birthday
Dr. Elliot, Funds received for chemical work
May 16, 2014

I have been a buyer of Aldrich chemicals all of my long academic life, over 60 years. I heard Alfred lecture on old masters at Hamburg University when I was a Humboldt awardee in 1986 or 1987. I have admired his achievements for decades. I send him best wishes and congratulations and greet him as another nonagenarian
Henry, Member of Scientific Community
May 15, 2014

Dr. Bader, I was lucky enough to meet you a time or two. In my opinion, you made reasonable organic chemistry possible in the world with the foundation of your company. I am approaching your age and am still active in the lab. I well remember the bad old days of Eastman Kodak! Happy birthday and many thanks. Jim
James, Coleague, Friend
May 15, 2014

Mazel tov! It has been a long time since Rabbi Freedman introduced us over 50 years ago.
Dr. Howard, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
May 15, 2014

As a Milwaukee native, chemist, and art lover, I am very glad to wish a happy birthday to Dr. Bader!
Dr. Heidi, Member of Scientific Community
May 15, 2014

We were very glad some years ago to meet Alfred Isabella
Dr. George Barbara, Member of Scientific Community
May 14, 2014

Happy birthday, Dr. Bader. I had the pleasure of meeting you in the Snieckus labs at Queen's University in the late '90s. The alchemist artwork prints you distributed as gifts hang on my office wall today. All the best to you on this milestone birthday.
Dr. Steve, Member of Scientific Community
May 13, 2014

I shall always recall your picture in the Aldrich catalog since the early 1980s, glasses in hand, where you said, Please bother us! You provided so many high quality chemicals for my lifetime of research. Thank you!
James, Member of Scientific Community
May 13, 2014

I enjoyed your talks given in Edmonton, Canada. It was about discovering what were behind some paintings. I really enjoyed your talks. Happy 90th Birthday.
Dr. Natsuko, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

Dear Alfred, I remember a hand-written note you wrote in Hebrew to my Mentor and Thesis Advisor, the late Ernst David Bergmann of the Hebrew University in about 1960 asking him for organic chemicals that he could provide. Evidently, you chose your associates well! Congratulations on a Life of Accomplishment and Happy Birthday!
Adam, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

Praying you have a rich and blessed Birthday and more to come! My heritage is Eastern European Jewish and German Lutheran, and I cared for my father, hands on, till he reached 92 and joined his fathers. As a Christian and a chemist again I say - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Gary, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on this most memorable of occasions. Thank you for your many contributions toward making this world a better place.
David, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

You probably don't remember me, but in early 1972 my wife and I stayed a weekend in your house and you offered me the job of university liaison and editor of the Aldrich Chemica Acta which I didn't accept. Not that I have any regrets about my career after that time, but I always remember our very pleasant visit to your house and wonder how my life would have gone if I had accepted. Happy birthday and many more.
Dr. Jerome, Colleague, Almost ex-employee
May 12, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader.
Dr. Jay, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

Dr. Bader. My organic chem professor, Dr. Mandel spoke very highly about you as a friend and a chemist and a business success. This was more than 20 years ago. I am glad that you are still going strong, and still serving as an inspiration.
Dr. Christopher, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Bader. Best Wishes and enjoy your day.
Dr. Antonio, Member of Scientific Community
May 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader! I learned so much from my time at Aldrich Chemical. I am always deeply indebted to you for giving me my first real job and am still proud to say I worked for you. May you have many more wonderful years. God Bless.
Carrie, Member of Scientific Community
May 11, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday Alfred!
Timothy, Sigma-Aldrich Customer
May 10, 2014

Hearty congratulations old friend for a life well done.
Cameron, Friend
May 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Alfred. I want to thank you for all of the help that you have given me in the past. Both you and Aldrich were a major factor in the sucess of my company and my career. Regards,
Dr. Warren, Friend
May 10, 2014

Wish u many many more happy birthdays....today's world needs great scientific visionaries and your are surely one...have a great day!
Dr. Sonika, Member of Scientific Community
May 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader! Wish you all the best!
Denista, Employee
May 10, 2014

Happy birthday, Alfred. Best wishes on your 90th birthday. I have followed your career continuously and have read all three of your autobiographies.
Dr. John, Colleague
May 9, 2014

I have used your products for over 40 years. Happy birthday.
Dr. Kurt, Member of Scientific Community
May 9, 2014

Legend, simple as.
Neal, Member of Scientific Community
May 9, 2014

Hi Dr. Bader: Best wishes on your 90th birthday. We fondly remember your visit to Mount Allison University ten years ago. Sincerely, Gemey and Andrew, Owens Art Gallery and Department of Chemistry.
Gemey, Friend
May 9, 2014

Dear Alfred: What a number! Happy 90th Birthday. I miss having the opportunity to meet with you and discuss art and even a potential purchase- not to mention your interest in Loschmidt and other chemists of Austria. May your life experiences not go unnoticed among us. Please bother us! Matt, PhD Friend, former Employee, Collector, ACS member
Dr. Matthew, Friend, Employee, Member of Scientific Community
May 9, 2014

An inspiration even to many who did not know him personally.
Dr. Eugene, Member of Scientific Community
May 9, 2014

Wishing you a Happy Birthday Dr. Bader from Czech Republic! Thank you for your visionary and scientific contributions.
Dr. Ales, Customer
May 9, 2014

Mazel Tov to you on reaching this special milestone. May HaShem give you nachas from your children and grandchildren. I also wish to thank you express my hakarat hatov to you for your friendship, help and assistance that you extended both to my Father o'H and myself since 1966! Yedidcha, Jonathan (Yonatan)
Jonathan, Friend
May 8, 2014

Best wishes Alfred on your birthday. I echo the comments of so many in the scientific community as to the tremendous service Aldrich has provided over the years. Like so many chemists, the Aldrich catalog resided next to the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on my bookshelf and usually was consulted first! Again all the best
Dr. John, Member of Scientific Community
May 8, 2014

Thank you for founding Sigma-Aldrich so many years ago!
David, Member of Scientific Community
May 8, 2014

Happy birthday Dr. Bader. Your visits to the university of Leiden were very inspiring. Thank you and I wish you a very happy birthday.
Dr. Johannes, Member of Scientific Community
May 8, 2014

Wishing you a very happy Birthday and thanks for the numerous contributions you have made to the Chemist Community.
Sumita, Member of Scientific Community
May 8, 2014

Aldrich chemicals were important and useful in my research. Thank you. Congratulations on your birthday!
Kenneth, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
May 7, 2014

I thank you again for having touched my life. Mozel Tov, 90 times.
Leon, Colleague, Friend
May 7, 2014

Happy Birthday and many more. Very best wishes, Mike (Frank DiPierro's son)
Michael, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
May 7, 2014

Alfred: Warmest congratulations on this milestone! I am proud that our friendship goes back for more than 60 years, and appreciative for all that Aldrich meant to me and to thousands of other organic chemists. Your vision, energy, and generosity are an inspiration and a model for what a scientist can be.
Richard, Fellow Student
May 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader!
Chandrasiri, Member of Scientific Community
May 7, 2014

Congratulations on your 90th birthday! Hope I can make it in 10 more years. I always found Aldrich chemicals to be of excellent quality at a fair price.
John, Member of Scientific Community
May 7, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader! Early in my career while still in college I attended a seminar where you spoke on the restoration of Dutch Master paintings. Prints were given out and I still have one of The Alchemist in my office. It reminds me of the chemists heritage. Thanks so much for your generosity. Health and happiness to you. Be Well. Wayne, a fellow descendent of the alchemist.
Wayne, Member of Scientific Community
May 7, 2014

Happy Birthday! It was over 35 years ago that I first had the pleasure of meeting with you as the VP of Sales for AmeriBrom, the U.S. Sales Subsidiary of the Dead Sea Bromine Group, Israel. Those visits, both individually, and with Max Gergel, Israel Lerman, and others, remain highlites of my career. Today, as President of my own firm, we continue to supply Aldrich and others some of those very same Products. Happy Birthday and Thank You!
Len, Colleague
May 7, 2014

I first learned of you back in the late 1960's when buying from the Aldrich Chemical catalog. I recall you sending prints of newly acquired art with some explanation. I recall the formation of Sigma-Aldrich and its offering of the most complete line of organic and biochemicals. Although we have never met, I feel as if I have known for for a long time. Happy 90th Birthday, Dr. Bader.
Dr. Robert, Member of Scientific Community
May 7, 2014

My dear Alfred 90! Warmest congratulations from all your friends in Cambridge (the real one). Good health and happiness. We will always treasure your friendship.
Steve, Colleague
May 7, 2014

I am so honored to know Dr Bader personally, and I am most honored to coordinate the Rare Chem Library in which he started. Happy Birthday Dr Bader and many , many more
Emilia (Blue), Colleague, Friend, Employee
May 7, 2014

Happy birthday
Terry, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Happy 90th birthday, Dr. Bader. I have enjoyed reading your thoughts on science as well as your articles on art.
Joel, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Fond memories of cocktail parties at the Baders with the most amazing art on view throughout, in the mid 1970s. The art–chemistry connection has always fascinated me ever since I got up close with Alfred's collection!
John, Colleague
May 6, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader, Happy 90th birthday. Your vision, insight and philanthropy have inspired and assisted chemists to achieve their goals and dreams throughout your entire life. On the occasion of your 90th birthday, may the entire community pause to reflect upon, to celebrate and to acknowledge the multitude of significant contributions both large and small that you have graciously and routinely provided to others.
Paul, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Happy 90th. You have been a model industrial chemist/entrepreneur for me and many others and I cannot image having done my graduate work without Aldrich.
Dr. Louis, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alfred! We met many years ago in California when I was working with Kary Mullis and you were visiting various clients. I appreciate your long-standing contributions to organic chemistry and art. I wish you many more healthy and happy years. All Best,
Corey, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Best wishes to you on your 90th birthday. Yom sameach. I have thought of you often.
Dr. Harry, Friend
May 6, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday. I remember a hallway conversation with you as a grad student at Ohio State. I was impressed at the time and even more now when I realize the customer focus that modeled. Best wishes to you and your family.
Myron, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Happy birthday Dr. Bader! Your contributions to the scientific community by providing a source of starting materials, catalysts and solvents has been a notable contribution to knowledge. I wish you continued health and happiness.
Rita, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Dear Alfred I would like to congratulate you on your 90th birthday, you may remember your visit to our house in Stamford Hill, North London where other than discussing my then fledgling chemical business, we also spoke about your escape from Germany and other matters of Jewish interest. Again, all the best for the future,
Dr. Moshe, Colleague, Friend
May 6, 2014

Alfred, Mazel Tov. Thanks to you and your wife for the many and diverse ways you have supported the University of Toronto.
Mark, Colleague, Friend
May 6, 2014

From the bottom of my heart I want to wish you happy Birthday Dr. Bader. You have facilitated many research efforts to develop Drugs that cure people. You have opened new doors for many researchers to develop materials to build the future of mankind. I want to ask all of us that you have touched to nominate you for Nobel Prize.
Hamdy, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr.Bader. I met you a couple times when I was a graduate student of George A.Olah's at USA in the late 80's. I love your art collection!
Donald, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Alfred, I met you at a Gordon Conference many years ago and was so intrigued by your presentation (on art restoration, what else?!) that I invited you to visit International Flavors and Fragrances, where I was working at the time. You gave the same talk there and it was much appreciated. We also arranged to put some of our products into the Aldrich catalog. All the best to you.
Dr. William, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Dear Alfred, When checking the above table about our relationship, I found that most of the items apply to us. Member of scientific community: yes colleague, yes friend: above all family: so many connections between our families.... I almost regret not being able to check employee... When reading below so many wonderful messages from Aldrich employees, I can't help thinking about the 1992 sad events. You outlived them, Alfred.Things are back where they should be. So many thanks, and very happy 90th bitrhday, Dearest Alfred.
Dr. Carlos, Colleague, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Bon anniversaire Dr. Bader!
Vincent, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Dear Alfred, I am am Austrian and very proud of you. I still remeber your visit to our department with your wife and how you asked us about the supply of chemicals ans service by Sigma-Aldrich. May you and your family continue to enjoy fine helath and many more years to come.
Friedrich, Member of Scientific Community
May 6, 2014

Happy Bithday! Dr. Bader!
Hsuan, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Congratulations on a long and worthy life as well as an impressive and thoughtful career. Your vision for and development of Aldrich Chemical created widely available reagents to make great advances and impact in our industry. God bless you.
Dr. Robert, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Dr. Bader, best wishes for your 90th birthday and thanks for all you've done for chemists and art lovers everywhere.
Dr. Daryl, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday to you, Dr.Bader. Thanks for all your excellent contributions to Chemistry and to Sigma-Aldrich.
Ram, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Congratulations, Dr Bader! You are synonymous with organic chemistry. I used to read the Aldrich catalog endlessly with fascination as if it were a dictionary or an encyclopedia, which in a way it was. Many happy returns and many more celebrations for you!
Elliot, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

It is a pleasure to add my little part to this effort. I fondly remember your visiting Columbia when I was a post-doc with Gilbert Stork in the old days. Many happy returns.
Hal, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Best wishes!
Jack, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
May 5, 2014

Happy Birthday.
Dr. H.N., Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader! Thank you for the continued vision that Sigma-Aldrich continues to give to the academia and industry. Good health and best wishes!
Deane, Former Aldrich Employee
May 5, 2014

Wishing you Happy Birthday Dr. Bader! Thank you for giving me my first job in chemistry. In Sigma-Aldrich, you have helped build a truly unique place that continues to enable scientists to discover.
Fred, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Congratulations
Dr. Rudolph, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Bader! My best wishes for a great day go out to you- not only as a fellow chemist- but as a fellow Bader! I like to think that we are related because of the common ties to chemistry that we share....not to mention...you look just like my grandfather, William Bader! Hoping it is your best birthday yet!
Valerie, Family, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Dr. Bader - As a graduate student, I had the pleasure of listening to you, and later meeting you and your wife, during a lecture at UBC in the mid-80's.After graduation I continued teaching chemistry in Canada, yet your life and work has impacted my son more than me. He is a history student at Queens (in Kingston), and has also attended Herstmonceaux in England (twice!). His education has greatly benefited from your philanthropy. Thank you very much for what you have done, and have a very happy birthday!
Dr. Peter, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Wishing you many more years. Thank you for all you have done for science.
Wendy, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Thanks for introducing me to all that great art over the years! Happy Birthday
David, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Happy Birthday and good luck in the future.
John, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Happy birthday and congratulations on the many contributions you have made in multiple fields!
Catherine, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Congratluations Dr. Bader. We met many years ago during one of your visits to Oberlin. Thanks for all you have done for the field of organic chemistry. Happy Birthday.
Albert, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Your impact reaches beyond the obvious with your chemical company, distinctive catalog covers and scientific contributions. I was your host when you came to KC to speak at Midwest Research Institute in the early '80s. You spoke on the science of art restoration--quite eloquently. You impressed me that day with your courtesy, ease of conversation, interest in whatever anyone brought up and humility. You changed the way I present myself when I travel or meet new groups. Thanks for making this difference in my life.
Dr. Mitchell, Member of Scientific Community
May 5, 2014

Thanks for all that you have done in so many areas! Happy Birthday!
Dave, Member of Scientific Community
May 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Alfred. It was a pleasure to know you at Harvard and to use the Aldrich Catalog through the years when I worked at Schering, Geigy and Ciba-Geigy. Signa Aldrich sold my molecular models for many years. We still hold the stock from our initial investment of 500 from your initial offering.
Frank, Colleague
May 4, 2014

Alfred: Happy birthday. You can also be proud of the help that Sigma-Aldrich has made to the field of education. Thank you.
Eric, Member of Scientific Community
May 4, 2014

Happy 90th birthday Dr. Bader. Thank you for your contributions to art and science. It was inspiring as a young scientist browsing through the Aldrich catalog and seeing all those structures. I enjoyed the cover artwork. It helped me to appreciate the history of our sciences.
Mike, Member of Scientific Community
May 3, 2014

Some time in the 1970s Dr. Bader made a presentation to the Delaware Section of the ACS, in which he very cleverly related chemistry to his art collecting. As a souvenir, he gave each member of the audience a print of The Alchemist painting by J.P. Bega. I have kept that print in every office location I have had since then (seven locations altogether). It has served as an inspiration for me, reminding me of how much one person can accomplish in two very different disciplines. Congratulations!
Dr. Richard, Member of Scientific Community
May 3, 2014

Alfred, Congratulations on your 90th birthday and for all you have done for Chemistry.
Dr. Suresh, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
May 3, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Bader! Thanks for all you've done to promote chemistry in general, and organic chemistry in particular. We could always count on Aldrich to provide needed reagents for our research.
Dr. Martin, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

You have been an inspiration to many.
E.J., Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader.
Jacqueline, Former Employee
May 2, 2014

Dr. Bader, I heard your presentation on your art collecting many years ago at the St. Louis Art Museum in an event sponsored by the St. Louis Section of the ACS. It was a fascinating talk and my friends and I really enjoyed it. Happy 90th Birthday to an extraordinary man!
Sharon, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader from Southwestern Colorado! We appreciated your visit of now long ago. We benefitted from Ike Klundt for many years. Wishing you many more birthdays!
Ron, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

Happy birthday Dr. Bader.
Andrew, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
May 2, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday, Alfred! I have used your company resources for 40 year, have enjoyed immensely the artwork which graces your catalogues, (I have purchased some reprints which hang in my home) and have just learned of your work in Biblical History. Congratulations on a full first 90 years. I wish you good health and many more birthdays!
Dr. Edward, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

I am a retired chemist and I when need a new compound, I went to Aldrich catalogue first. As an analytical chemist, I went to Aldridge first. Never had a problem in 50 years! thanks for your help. happy birthday! talk to you next year!
Russ, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

Thank you for providing a wealth of materials over the years. Happy Birthday!,
Dr. Cornelius, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

Dr. Bader, You have been an inspiration to me for decades. Kind wishes as you celebrate another wonderful year!
Dr. Ken, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Dr. Gregory, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

I would like to wish Dr. Bader ggod health and all the best for this important milestone. Chemists all over the world have benefitted immensely because of the fact that organic chemicals are readily available thanks to him.
Paul, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

Happy birthday! Have enjoyed your catalog covers immensely over the years.
Walter, Member of Scientific Community
May 2, 2014

The positive impact Sigma-Aldrich has had on enabling research world wide is tremendous. When I read chemical literature, so often Aldrich/Sigma-Aldrich is cited as the materials source. I got my first Aldrich catalog in 1983, and I've learned lots of interesting art history while planning experiments. It's the world's most interesting scientific catalog. BIG THANKS!!
Scott, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Have a blessed day!
Samantha, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Best wishes on your 90s birthday. you are what made Chemical Research so successful today.
Radi, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

I would like to send Dr Bader the warmest wishes for his birthday. It was a privilege to meet him before I joined the company and a pleasure to have spent some time with him visiting universities after I joined. Happy Birthday and many more.
Dr. Colin, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
May 1, 2014

Happy 90th birthday Dr. Bader. I wish you many more wonderful years in serving arts and science. You still continue to inspire Chemists like myself!
Kanth, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Mazel Tov
Izzy, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Dr. Alfred Bader - I will never forget meeting you on the campus of Fort Lewis College, Colorado. I think the year was 1991. The chemistry department had brought you in to speak and you really impacted me, as a young chemistry student. I was so enamored by the way you related chemistry to art restoration, and you tied so many fields together. You brought lovely prints to share with us, including Portrait of a Dutch Girl that I had framed and still hangs on my wall to remind me of the presentations you made, and your zest for application of chemistry to what you are passionate about! Partly due to your influence, I decided to pursue a chemistry degree, and I am now a successful petroleum chemist. Thank you for the beautiful influence you have been, on so many!
Cara, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

good luck,bader
Ted, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader: About 35 years ago, while I was employed by Johnson Johnson Dental Products Co., Aldrich was kind enough to supply a particular monomer (used in our commercial dental filling product, ADAPTIC) for which there was no other source in the world. I had noticed that Aldrich in Europe had once listed it. This led us to ask and the US Aldrich became a reliable supplier of high purity monomer. Later Aldrich supplied another key chemical for our dental product line for which there was no other supplier. My thanks to you for starting Aldrich and happy birthday. Sincerely,
Dr. Daniel, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

I would like to extend my well wishes for a happy birthday to Mr. Bader. I met him as an undergrad at Kent State while he was visiting Dr. Glenn H. Brown (also a wonderful man) and Dr. Mary Neubert. Alfred left a lasting impression on me and I will never for get it.
Jon, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Warmest congratulations on your 90th birthday, and on your lifetime of remarkable achievements. What a wonderful occasion! Recently I was cleaning out some very early files and was amazed to find correspondence with you. It concerned some infrared spectra that we ran for you. I had forgotten all about it. Best wishes for many more happy and productive years from an admirer.
Foil, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader, I wish you much health and happiness for the coming years. It was a real pleasure to interact with you during my tenure as chair of KACS when we organized a special display in your honor at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Sincerely,
Dr. Elke, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Alfred, I wish you happy birthday and many more years of positively impacting the life of young scientists. You were instrumental in my career by accepting my proposal to market a line of 12 lignin products through Aldrich. This introduced lignins to a large scientific and industrial community with the result that it is beginning to be used commercially as plastics additive (my life-long dream). Thank you! And many more happy birthdays!
Wolfgang, Colleague, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader. I had a wonderful meeting with you in 1985 while you were visiting University of Saskatchewan, Sakatoon, Canada. I attended your talks given at the Department of Chemistry as well as at the Sakatoon Public Library. I was just finishing my Ph.D. degree. You had an interest to talk to me because you came to know from Professor Jim Pepper, my superviser, that I was able to make some interesting chemicals from wood lignin. You told me, Dalil if you can give me about a Kg of these materials I will put an add in Aldrich Catalogue with your picture. That time I have already accepted an offer from University of Montana. Then you gave me a copy of your art collections with your signature in it. Thank you sir, for your kind words those words inspired me all these years, and they will as long as I live. God bless you and let you be happy and healthy for many more years to come.
Dalil, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Please, enjoy a very happy birthday! You have done so much to add meaning to and beyond our professional lives. The chemicals were both fascinating and reliable, but your art has been a constant reminder that life has many rich dimensions.
Dr. Ross, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

I would like to extend my well wishes for a happy birthday to Mr. Bader. I met him as an undergrad at Kent State while he was visiting Dr. Glenn H. Brown (also a wonderful man) and Dr. Mary Neubert. Alfred left a lasting impression on me and I will never for get it.
Jon, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader: About 35 years ago, while I was employed by Johnson Johnson Dental Products Co., Aldrich was kind enough to supply a particular monomer (used in our commercial dental filling product, ADAPTIC) for which there was no other source in the world. I had noticed that Aldrich in Europe had once listed it. This led us to ask and the US Aldrich became a reliable supplier of high purity monomer. Later Aldrich supplied another key chemical for our dental product line for which there was no other supplier. My thanks to you for starting Aldrich and happy birthday. Sincerely,
Daniel, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

good luck, bader
Ted, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Dr. Alfred Bader - I will never forget meeting you on the campus of Fort Lewis College, Colorado. I think the year was 1991. The chemistry department had brought you in to speak and you really impacted me, as a young chemistry student. I was so enamored by the way you related chemistry to art restoration, and you tied so many fields together. You brought lovely prints to share with us, including Portrait of a Dutch Girl that I had framed and still hangs on my wall to remind me of the presentations you made, and your zest for application of chemistry to what you are passionate about! Partly due to your influence, I decided to pursue a chemistry degree, and I am now a successful petroleum chemist. Thank you for the beautiful influence you have been, on so many!
Cara, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Happy 90th birthday Dr. Bader. I wish you many more wonderful years in serving arts and science. You still continue to inspire Chemists like myself!
Kanth, Colleague, Employee, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

I would like to send Dr Bader the warmest wishes for his birthday. It was a privilege to meet him before I joined the company and a pleasure to have spent some time with him visiting universities after I joined. Happy Birthday and many more.
Dr. Colin, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
May 1, 2014

Best wishes on your 90s birthday. you are what made Chemical Research so successful today.
Radi, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Have a blessed day!
Samantha, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

The positive impact Sigma-Aldrich has had on enabling research world wide is tremendous. When I read chemical literature, so often Aldrich/Sigma-Aldrich is cited as the materials source. I got my first Aldrich catalog in 1983, and I've learned lots of interesting art history while planning experiments. It's the world's most interesting scientific catalog. BIG THANKS!!
Scott, Member of Scientific Community
May 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alfred! From a former Lakeside Laboratories (Milwaukee, WI) employee who visited the Aldrich Chemical Company (also in Milwaukee) to obtain chemicals when needed in a hurry back in the 1970's. I came to Lakeside after your tenure at that company.
Dr. Tom, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Thank you for your support during my graduate studies. You have been a great inspiration for me. Happy birthday!
Stanislav, Alfred Bader Fellowship recipient
April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday! Thank you for your contributions to understanding novel chemical structures
Dr. Eloise, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Thank you for the many ways you have touched many lives from a person who met you at PPG and was your literature searcher.
Dr. Marie, Former Colleague
April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday!
Lillian, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Alfred. We first met in 1956 when we just started Regis. You have always been an inspiration to me. God bless you.
Louis, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Happy 90th birthday, Alfred! It has been a pleasure and a privilege to know you and to benefit from the service provided by the company you founded. You should be very proud of your accomplishments as a scientist, businessman, art historian, and philanthropist.
Steven, Friend, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Congratulations on reaching the 90 year milestone. I wish you many more years of happiness.
Michael, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader! Thank you for great vision and power about the world!
Vladmir, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Congratulations and best wishes on your 90th Birthday! I remember meeting you at a birthday symposium party for Professor H.C. Brown. You have had a tremendous impact on the lives of generations of chemists. May you have many more birthdays to celebrate.
Dr. Christian, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Have always enjoyed the works of art reproduced on the Aldrich catalogue. Never been quite the same now we all order on-line. Many Happy Returns for the day.
Michael, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday!!!
Jeff, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Thank you Dr. Bader for your scientific contributions and dedication, and for giving Sigma-Aldrich a great start!
Tracy, Sigma-Aldrich Emplyee
April 30, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader. The Aldrich catalog was my number one reference book in graduate school and beyond with information that was at my fingertips before the internet was a reality. I remember you visiting Professor Gilbert Stork's lab while I was a postdoc rummaging through his priceless sample collection! I hope your memories of that era are as priceless as mine.
James, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Thank you Dr. Bader ! Back in 1988, you helped me with your good advices to start my own company in Canada. We meet for the first time at Queen University in Kingston. My company, OmegaChem is now a worldwide company well known for the production of innovative building blocks. I will never forget you Dr. Bader! Happy Birthday! and say hello to Isabel. Kind regards,
Francois, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Wishing you many many happy returns of the day !! You have touched so many lives for so many years. We just want to tell you we love you and THANKS. Happy 90th birthday!
Hiren, Sigma-Aldrich Emplyee
April 30, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday, Dr. Bader. My primary contact with you was from your very enjoyable talks at our local ACS Section Meetings from time to time.
Calvin, Member of Scientific Community
April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best.
Seema, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all your positive contributions to the ACS Project SEED!
Cecilia, Member of Scientific Community
April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Bader and best wishes! Thanks for your very significant contributions to Chemistry and Art. We are very fortunate to have you in our Milwaukee community and I'm glad to have had the opportunity at a local ACS meeting many years ago to meet you when you gave such an interesting presentation on your life and career.
John, Member of Scientific Community
April 29, 2014

Happy birthday and many more!
Steve, Member of Scientific Community
April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday!
Sharhonda, Member of Scientific Community
April 29, 2014

Dear Alfred, Happy Birthday Lieber Alfred, wünsche Dir von ganzem Herzen alles Gute, viel Gesundheit und Kraft für noch viele weitere Tage
Josef, Friend
April 29, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader, the best Birthday wish I can give you is that you should keep growing younger and younger as years pass by. You are an amazing scientist with a good heart. Thank you for your brilliant sprit contributions to the chemistry world over the years. May God pour his love and warmth on you, in all walks of life. I wish you a very Happy Birthday.
Ravindra, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 29, 2014

Dear doctor Bader, I wish you a fantastic birthday. I am now working in Sigma-Aldrich for 14 years, foccusing on chemistry, starting in the French technical service and continuing as sales developer specialist for chemistry (now in the pharma biotech segment for Europe). One of my main regret in the compagny is to arrive a little bit too late and not to have the pleasure to meet you. Be sure that we battle everyday to keep Aldrich as a leader in chemistry. Happy birthday again Bruno.
Dr. Bruno, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 29, 2014

Hello Sir, Wish you a Very Very Happy Birthday! Wish you good health, peace and happiness all the times! Have a Great Day!
Suvarna, Customer
April 29, 2014

Congratulations on your significant personal milestone! I hope that your life will continue to be as meaningful and productive to you as it has been to so many of us in the chemistry profession. You are one of my continuing role models for your holistic integration of your life pursuits and community involvment. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Steven, Member of Scientific Community
April 28, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr Bader, Thank You for the opportunity to work for a Great Company. Enjoyed seeing you on the elevator at the St Paul Ave location. Wishing good health and happiness in the coming years.
Sandra, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 28, 2014

Happy Birthday!
Marina, Member of Scientific Community
April 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to you! Kind regards,
Kashif Shahzad, Member of Scientific Community
April 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader. I'm a young chemistry student myself, and I hope someday to have been similarly successful in the chemical arts. Thank you for all you've done to make research doable for all people. I wish you the best!
Nate, Member of Scientific Community
April 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader...!!! You are the true inspiration to Scientific Community and young aspirants. Thanks for all your contribution and Wish you a Happy Birthday!!!
Prasanna, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 28, 2014

Dr. Bader, you trully inspire us. May the Lord give another 90 years. Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Fortune, Member of Scientific Community
April 28, 2014

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 90. Geburtstag Dr. Bader!
Heike, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 28, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader.
Sateesh, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 24, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader! Thank you for giving us a great vision of quality and service to follow. May you and your family continue to enjoy fine health and happiness for many more years to come!
Jeffry, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 23, 2014

Happy 90th birthday! Although we've never met, everyone that I know that has met you has been impacted by your character. I only hope that someday I can meet you too.
Robert, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 23, 2014

Your Vision, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Hard Work, Dedication, and Humanitarianism is an inspiration to all who know you and have had the honor of your positive impact in our lives. From Small Acorns Tall Oaks Grow. Thank You and Congratulations.
Charles, Colleague
April 22, 2014

Alfred what have you done for me... 1) Made my work in chemistry much more facile by making reagents readily available. 2) Created a company where I thoroughly enjoyed nearly 30 years of challenges, accomplishments and relationships. 3) Personally mentored me and encouraged my development. 4) Continues to allow me to represent him at ACS Awards Banquets where I have met some of the greatest scientists of our time. Best Regards,
Dr. Joseph, Colleague, Friend, Employee, Member of Scientific Community
April 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader and especially for your contributions to Science. Best Wishes and enjoy your day!!!
Yesika, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 21, 2014

Dr. Bader it is because of your inspiration and support that I worked as the Chair for Project Seed in the Milwaukee ACS section for over 10 years. You inspired me as well as many young brilliant scientists to pursue chemistry. Aldrich has changed over the years but your spirit is still there encouraging and inspiring people through the materials they sell. While I am no longer with Aldrich, I remember your special dinners at the Chinese restaurant, the visits to your gallery and the ACS meetings fondly. You are truly amazing. Thank you and I wish you a very Happy 90th Birthday.
Diane, Friend, APL Engineered Materials
April 21, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader!
Patti, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 21, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader, Thank you for your astounding vision and contributions to the chemistry world over the years. Wishing you all the best as you celebrate this amazing milestone. Happy 90th Birthday!
Karen, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 21, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dr. Bader. Thank you for all your contributions. Congratulations!
Cindy, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 18, 2014

Happy Birthday!
Sebastian, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader. Thank you for all your contributions to Science and Art. You have helped Scientists solve the mysterious for 63 years. Which Einstein once wrote was the true source of all art and science. May God Bless you.
Travis, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 18, 2014

Viele Geburtstagwuensche, Alfred! My remembrance of an assignment of 5 weeks at EGA Chemie in Steinheim, Germany, is when Dieter and I picked you up in Ulm when you arrived on the Orient Express. We delivered you to the Wirtshauesle where we stayed on your European stopover. Their Bismarkherring mit Brot was delightful!
Manfred, Friend, Employee
April 18, 2014

Wishing you a happy birhday. I have recently purchased your books and look forward to reading them.
Angie, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Congratulations on your 90th Birthday!
Christina, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Thanks Dr. Bader it has been a enjoyable 30 years working for Aldrich especially in the early years. May God Bless and keep you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Larry, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader
Stephanie, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Dr. Bader, I wanted to wish you a happy 90th birthday and I am very much looking forward to meeting you in person on the 23rd! Regards,
Chris, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alfred. Best wishes to you and your family.
Jim, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader. Enjoy your day. My birthday is the next day April 24!
Virginia, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Dear Dr Bader, Wishing you a Happy 90th Birthday! It is great to celebrate the amazing person you are and honoring the life you are lived.
Barbara, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader, Best wishes for your health and happiness.
Ali, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Dear Alfred. Very many congratulations on reaching yet another milestone. You have truly changed the world of chemistry. All the best for many more years. Kind regards,
Chris, Member of Scientific Community
April 17, 2014

Dear Dr. Bader, You were intimidating to me when I started many years ago at what was then Aldrich Chemical. David G Ramona J mentored me to proofread the Aldrich catalog to meet your exacting standards. They also retold Dr. Bader stories from those who traveled with you and tales of the individuals you personally helped. Admiration was added to my respect for you. Thanks for the opportunities you offered and your many humanitarian deeds. Your impact is huge in many lives. Best wishes for a happy 90th birthday.
Linda, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Bader! As a Queen's Chemistry graduate and happy employee at the company you helped found, your influence on my chemistry path has been profound, even if unbeknownst to you! Thank you, and all the best!
Ben, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 15, 2014

Dear Dr. Alfred Bader, all very best wishes to your 90th birthday - Happy Birthday to you! Kind regards,
Michael Alfred, Kaiser-Engineering
April 13, 2014

For the chemist you are like LAVOISIER, you offer a new world. Happy Birthday.
Jean Claude, ORSYSTEM
April 10, 2014

Dear Alfred,
Many happy returns on your 90th Birthday. Well done on reaching such a fine age. Your build up of Aldrich-Sigma to the phenomenal force it is today in world chemistry and biochemistry has done much to massively advance the art, technology and craft of modern-day science, but most especially the aforementioned disciplines. In my view, your contribution to the development of 20th/21st Century science, through making all sorts of important reagents and chemicals and purification media widely available to scientists globally, has done as much to advance science's disciplines as the work of twenty Nobel Prize winners. Let no one underestimate this. Without your efforts, many of these Nobel Laureates' great discoveries and advances might not have been so readily made. I for one feel that you are one of the world's greatest scientists and entrepeneurs, whose contribution to the development of science and medicine has simply been enormous. In closing, please accept my kindest regards on your 90th Birthday. I am greatly looking forward to celebrating and toasting your Centenary. Every good wish,
Karl, Queen's University Belfast
April 9, 2014

Alfred Bader – you truly made a difference!
Marie, Sigma-Aldrich Employee
April 3, 2014