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technologist

Frederick Lewis Lewton, American technologist. Member Washington Academy Sciences Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences.

Background

Lewton, Frederick Lewis was born on March 17, 1874 in Cleveland. Son of George Washington and Annie Louise (Taylor) Lewton.

Education

Student Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1887-1890. Graduate Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1895. Bachelor of Arts, George Washington University, 1922.

Doctor of Science, Rollins College, 1930.

Career

Instructor chemistry Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1895-1904. Economics botanist Philadelphia Commercial Museum, 1896-1900, curator, 1900-1904. Science assistant, Bureau Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, 1904-1908, assistant botanist, 1908-1912.

Curator div. crafts and industries United States National Museum, 1912-1946, research associate in crafts and industries, since 1946. Archivist, Rollings College since 1954. Director Northwestern Federal Savings & Loan Association.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author numerous papers on botany of economics plants and history of inventions. Contributor to Century Dictionary, Bailey’s Encyclopedia Horticulture, Book of Rural Life.

Membership

Member Washington Academy Sciences Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences.

Connections

Married Emilie Marie Hempel, June 29, 1899.; married second, Blanche Banister Clark, July 24, 1930. Children: Lilian Louise (Mistress.

father:
George Washington Lewton

mother:
Annie Louise (Taylor) Lewton

spouses:
Emilie Marie Hempel

Blanche Banister Clark

child:
Lilian Louise (Mrs Lewton