LADD, Edwin Fremont (1859-1925)

LADD, EDWIN FREMONT, a Senator from North Dakota; born in Starks, Somerset County, Maine, December 13, 1859; attended the public schools and Somerset Academy, Athens, Maine, and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1884; chemist of the New York State Experiment Station, Geneva, N.Y., 1884-1890; dean of the school of chemistry and pharmacy and professor of chemistry at the North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, N.Dak.; chief chemist of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station 1890-1916; editor of the North Dakota Farmer at Lisbon 1899-1904; administrator of the State pure-food laws, for which he actively crusaded 1902-1921; president of the North Dakota Agricultural College 1916-1921; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., June 22, 1925; chairman, Committee on Public Roads and Surveys (Sixty-eighth Congress); interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Cornell University
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 2 items in Frank Barron Morrison papers, 1900-1962.

North Dakota State University Libraries
Institute for Regional Studies
Fargo, ND
Papers: Correspondence, speeches, articles, and biographical material relating to his life and career in Ladd family papers, 1890-1966. 1 foot.

University of North Dakota
Chester Fritz Library
Grand Forks, ND
Papers: In North Dakota politicians collection, 1907-1949. Photocopies of originals in State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

  • Holley, Clifford Dyer, and E.F. Ladd. Analysis of Mixed Paints, Color Pigments, and Varnishes. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1908.
  • Kane, Ralph James. "Edwin Fremont Ladd, North Dakota's Pure Food Crusader.'' Master's thesis, University of North Dakota, 1960.
  • Ladd, E.F. A Manual of Quantitative Chemical Analysis. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1898.
  • Melby, Alfred. "A Chemist in the Senate: Edwin Fremont Ladd, 1921-1925.'' Master's thesis, University of North Dakota, 1967.
  • Reid, Bill G. "Edwin Fremont Ladd: Scientits as Pure Food Crusader, College Administrator and U.S. Senator." In Five for the Land and Its People, pp. 77-101. Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, 1989.
  • U.S. Congress. Senate. Edwin F. Ladd. Memorial Addresses Delivered in the United States Senate in Memory of Edwin F. Ladd, Late a Senator from North Dakota. 69th Cong., 2d sess., 1925-1926. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1927.