Hartshorn, Elden B., 1889-1961

Hartshorn, Elden B., 1889-1961



Elden Bennett Hartshorn was born on 30 Jul 1889 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa. He died on 27 Feb 1961 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire. Elden B. Hartshorn received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1912 and returned the following year to become a chemistry instructor. He was a member of the Department of Chemistry at Dartmouth College from February, 1913 until his retirement in September 1954. During the 41 years he taught, he served as chairman of the Chemistry Department and was also Chairman of the Division of Sciences. During the First World War he was Junior Chemical Engineer and then First Lieutenant, Research Division, Chemical Warfare Service working on war gas problems at American University in Washington. After the war he did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota where he was Shevlin Fellow in chemistry for two years, receiving his Ph.D. in 1922 and becoming an assistant professor at Dartmouth. He was a full professor there in 1929. He spent the college year 1930-31 studying at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Munich. Hartshorn died in 1961.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Some Hartshorn families of Lunenburg, Vt.," genealogy

Identifier: MS-48
Date(s): 1960

Elden B. Hartshorn (1889-1961), professor of chemistry at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1912. The collection contains the genealogical study of the Hartshorn family of Lunenburg, Vermont.