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Pharmacist , chemist , physician

Edward Robinson Squibb, American pharmacist, chemist, physician.


Squibb, Edward Robinson was born on July 4, 1819 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of James R. and Catherine H. (Bonsai) Squibb.


Studied pharmacy under Warder Morris, Philadelphia, 1837, under J. H. Sprague, Philadelphia, 1837-1842. Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College, 1845.


Commissioned assistant surgeon United States Navy, 1847. Medical officer in ships Perry, Erie, Cumberland, 1847-1851. Assigned to duty Brooklyn Naval Hospital, 1851.

Authorized by Navy Department to establish his own laboratory for manufacture Pharmaceuticals and chemicals, 1852. Resigned United States Navy, 1853, became manufacturing copartner in firm Thomas E. Jenkins & Company (known as Louisville Chemical Works), Louisville, Kentucky. Established chemical and pharmaceutical laboratory under name Edward R. Squibb, Doctor of Medicine Brooklyn, 1858, severely injured when laboratory burned, 1858, later rebuilt factory, admitted his 2 sons as co-partners, 1892, changed name to E. R. Squibb & Sons.

Contributor many articles to American Journal of Pharmacy.


Married Caroline F. Lownds, October 7, 1852, 3 children.

James R. Squibb

Catherine H. (Bonsai) Squibb

Caroline F. Lownds