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Lotz, Dumont


Biographical Information

Professor Dumont Locz was a native of Indiana, and was born at Portland, October 27, 1863. His father, Mr. Jacob E. Lotz, was a successful farmer and stock raiser in that section of the state, and was at one time Sheriff of Jay County. The young man spent his early yeais on the farm, and attended the public schools in the vicinity of his home, and the Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio.

He then taught school for about four years, and was a student at the Ohio Medical College, at Cincinnati, O.. but did not engage in the practice of medicine. His health being somewhat impaired, Professor Lotz engaged in travel throughout the western country for some time, and on his return he entered Purdue University, from which institution he graduated in 1889, with the degree of B. S., and in 1890 took the advanced degrees of M. S. and A. C.

He was appointed assistant professor of chemistry at the university, and during his connection with Purdue did a large amount of valuable work on food adulterations for the United States Government. He was elected chemist to the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, a government position connected with the Oregon Agricultural College, and was also State Chemist of Oregon for three years, and was located at Coivallis, Ore. Finding his health again impaired, Professor Lotz traveled extensively through Old Mexico and Central America, thoroughly exploring the old Aztec and Toltec ruins.

Professor Lotz was a diligent and enthusiastic archaeologist, and made many valuable discoveries of ancient relics in Mexico, Central America, Alaska and other sections of the country, and pursued an extensive course of chemical research for his own uses and purposes. He returned home in 1895 and was elected teacher of science in the South Bend High School, and served in that position until 1S9S, when he was elected principal.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dumont Lotz papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 28, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSF 229
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one folder which contains articles by Dumont Lotz.
Dates: 1897