Frederick Randolph Darkis

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Frederick Randolph Darkis, Ph.D (Director of Research at Liggett & Myers)


F. R. Darkis was employed by Liggett & Myers, Inc. and served as M.D. Director of Research from 1954 to 1959 and served on the Board of Directors (Durham, N.C.) from 1957 to 1964. He served as Vice President from 1960 to 1962 and served as Vice President (Director of Research) from 1963 to 1964. (Source: L&M, et al Summary of Officers & Directors - LGI/LTC Liability Notebook.) Vice-president for research at Liggett in 1954 (Allman complaint p. 58). Dr. Darkis ordered replication of Wynder's mouse-painting experiments using Liggett brand cigarette, Chesterfield. Chesterfield tests were positive, a fact that Liggett never revealed (Allman complaint, p.58).

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