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Perry Fox Trowbridge | 1937

Skilled in chemistry and agricultural chemistry, Trowbridge was director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station where he focused on animal nutrition and meats.

1866-1937 | Artist: Ernest Sigmund Klempner (1867-1941)



Impact & Accomplishments


A Michigan native, Perry Fox Trowbridge earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1891 and taught mathematics and science at Kalamazoo College and chemistry at his alma mater, before completing his master’s degree in 1905.


Graduate study in sugar beets at the University of Marburg, Germany, led to work in the sugar beet factories of Michigan and California.


In 1906, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. From 1907 to 1918, Dr. Trowbridge served as professor of agricultural chemistry at the University of Missouri and was Missouri state chemist.


Trowbridge was director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station from 1918 to 1934, where he focused on animal nutrition and meats.


Did You Know?


Graduate study in sugar beets at the University of Marburg, Germany, led Trowbridge to work in the sugar beet factories of Michigan and California. Photo credit: MichiganSugar.com circa 1910.


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