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Edwin F. Ladd

  Edwin Freemont Ladd (December 13, 1859 - June 22, 1925) was a United States Senator from North Dakota. Born in Starks, Maine, he attended the public schools and Somerset Academy (Athens, Maine) and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1884. He was a chemist of the New York State Experiment Station in Geneva, New York from 1884 to 1890 and dean of the school of chemistry and pharmacy and professor of chemistry at the North Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, North Dakota. He was chief chemist of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station from 1890 to 1916 and editor of the North Dakota Farmer at Lisbon from 1899 to 1904. He was administrator of the State's pure-food laws, for which he actively crusaded from 1902 to 1921; he was also president of the North Dakota Agricultural College from 1916 to 1921.

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Ladd was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland) in 1925. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Public Roads and Surveys (Sixty-eighth Congress). Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


  • Edwin F. Ladd at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Preceded by
Asle J. Gronna
United States Senator (Class 3) from North Dakota
1921 – 1925
Served alongside: Porter J. McCumber, Lynn Frazier
Succeeded by
Gerald P. Nye
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