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Sutton, Lena A.



  • Existence: February 15, 1882 - April 19, 1966

Biographical Information

Lena Aldine Sutton (1892-1966) came to Purdue from Lafayette, Indiana. Sutton spent some time in Paris and was enrolled in Latin classes at Indiana University before coming back to Lafayette to enroll at Purdue University. While at Purdue, she distinguished herself as a bright student. Having at least some knowledge of French, Sutton became an understudy of Professor Pauline Mariotte-Davies. She also excelled in Economics. Sutton was also involved in the Philalethean Society, in the Purdue Girls' Club, and in the Y.W.C.A. Sutton earned her BS in Science from Purdue University in 1911. She was one of six students in good standing who was chosen to present her thesis abstract at the 1911 commencement ceremony. She was the only woman chosen to do so. After graduating from Purdue, Sutton co-authored a publication titled, "The Efficiency of the Preparation of Ether from Alcohol and Sulfuric Acid" in 1913.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lena A. Sutton papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 12, Placement: 19
Identifier: MSA 222
Scope and Contents Publication co-authored by Lena Sutton entitled, "The Efficiency of the Preparation of Ether from Alcohol and Sulfuric Acid." Reprinted from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. XXXV, no. 6, June, 1913, pp. 794-800.
Dates: 1913