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Edwin Fremont LADD

(1859-1925)
Senate Years of Service:
1921-1925
Party:
Republican

LADD, Edwin Fremont, a Senator from North Dakota; born in Starks, Somerset County, Maine, December 13, 1859; attended the public schools and Somerset Academy, Athens, Maine, and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1884; chemist of the New York State Experiment Station, Geneva, N.Y., 1884-1890; dean of the school of chemistry and pharmacy and professor of chemistry at the North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, N.Dak.; chief chemist of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station 1890-1916; editor of the North Dakota Farmer at Lisbon 1899-1904; administrator of the State pure-food laws, for which he actively crusaded 1902-1921; president of the North Dakota Agricultural College 1916-1921; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., June 22, 1925; chairman, Committee on Public Roads and Surveys (Sixty-eighth Congress); interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Melby, Alfred. “A Chemist in the Senate: Edwin Fremont Ladd, 1921-1925.” Master’s thesis, University of North Dakota, 1967; U.S. Congress. Senate. Memorial Addresses. 69th Cong., 2d sess., 1925-1926. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1927.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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