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Richardson, Leon Burr, 1878-1951



  • Existence: 1878 - 1951


Leon Burr Richardson was born in 1878 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1900 and after receiving his Master's degree was hired by the College as instructor in chemistry. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1910 and to full professor in 1919. Richardson was president of the New Hampshire Academy of Science in 1922 and served for three years on the council of University Professors. He belonged to Phi Beta Kappa, the American Chemical Society and several scientific fraternities. Richardson was also a trustee and historian of the Mary Hitchcock Hospital and served on the local board of education for six years. In 1944, Governor Blood named him to the New Hampshire War Records Committee. He retired from Dartmouth in 1948. In 1932, he published two volumes on the history of Dartmouth College. Other publications include two chemistry books and a biography of William E. Chandler.He also edited the letters and diaries of Samson Occum in the 1933 volume "An Indian Preacher in England." Richardson died in 1951.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Leon Richardson papers

Identifier: MS-505
Date(s): circa 1900-1951

Leon B. Richardson (1878-1951), professor of chemistry. Dartmouth College Class of 1900. The collection contains materials collected for his book "History of Dartmouth College" as well as clippings, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, a scrapbook and reunion material.

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