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Leonard Augustine Ford

educator

Leonard Augustine Ford, American educator. Member Blue Earth County committee Crippled Childrens Society; Member educational advising committee Minnesota Republican Party.; Member alumni board Gustavus Adolphus College.; Member American Chemical Society, Minnesota Academy of Science (councilor 1949-1953, president 1954-1955), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Lion.

Background

Ford, Leonard Augustine was born on October 19, 1904 in Valley Springs, South Dakota, United States. Son of John Haqvin and Mary Christine (Ringdahl) Ford.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1925. Master of Science, State University Iowa, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931.

Career

Instructor science high schools in North Dakota and Minnesota, 1925-1929. Principal, instructor science Roosevelt Military Academy, Aledo, Illinois, 1931-1936. Chairman chemistry department Sioux Falls College, 1936-1939.

Member of faculty Mankato (Minnesota) State College, 1939-1967, chairman div. science and mathematics, 1947-1964, professor of chemistry, coordinator special programs, 1964-1967. Chemist Lake Fish Canning Company, Mankato, 1945-1948.

Works

  • Author: Chemical Magic, 1959 (translated in Japanese, French, Danish, Spanish).

Membership

Member Blue Earth County committee Crippled Childrens Society. Member educational advising committee Minnesota Republican Party. Member alumni board Gustavus Adolphus College.

Member American Chemical Society, Minnesota Academy of Science (councilor 1949-1953, president 1954-1955), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Alpha Chi Sigma, Lion.

Connections

Married Anne Albertina Swanson, August 14, 1932. Children: Barbara Jean (Mistress.

father:
John Haqvin Ford

mother:
Mary Christine (Ringdahl) Ford

spouse:
Anne Albertina Swanson

child:
Barbara Jean (Mrs Ford