Ladd, Edwin Fremont, 1859-1925

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Birth 1859-12-13
Death 1925-06-22

Biographical notes:

Chemist; President of the North Dakota Agricultural College, 1916-1921; U.S. Senator, 1921-1925; advocate of pure food and drugs.

From the description of Edwin Fremont Ladd papers, 1891-1909. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17798854

Born at Starkes, Maine, son of John and Rosilla Locke Ladd. Graduated from University of Maine 1884, 1890 hired as chemistry professor at North Dakota Agricultural College, married Rizpah Sprogle 1893. Served as Dean of School of Chemistry and Physics, president of North Dakota Agricultural College, 1916-1921. His research assisted the creation of pure food law, patent medicine and drug law, paint ingredient law, cold storage law, honest advertising law, and a sanitary inspection law for North Dakota. Elected to U.S. senate 1921 on Republican ticket with support from North Dakota Nonpartisan League. Led the Teapot Dome Investigation Committee during his senatorial term. Died in 1925, buried with his wife in Glenwood, Md.

From the description of Family papers, 1890-1966. (North Dakota State University Library). WorldCat record id: 29306360


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  • Patent medicines--Law and legislation
  • Wheat
  • Chemistry, Technical--Research
  • Food industry and trade--Quality control
  • Dairying--Societies, etc
  • Legislators--Biography
  • Chemists
  • Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921-1924
  • food adulteration and inspection
  • Food law and legislation
  • Drugs--Law and legislation
  • Durum wheat
  • Paint industry and trade
  • Seeds--Certification


  • Politicians--North Dakota
  • Chemists--North Dakota
  • Teachers--North Dakota


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  • North Dakota (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)