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Gen Edward Francis Baxter Orton, Jr

Gen Edward Francis Baxter Orton, Jr

Birth
Chester, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 10 Feb 1932 (aged 68)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 83
Memorial ID 12646191 · View Source
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Edward Orton Jr was a son of the first President of The Ohio State University. Edward Jr. graduated from OSU in 1884 with an Engineering Degree and worked for a time in the mining industry.

For a time he served in the academic realm, first as Director of the Department of Ceramics at OSU beginning in 1894. From 1902-06 and 1910-15 he served as Dean of the College of Engineering at OSU. He served in the US military during WWI, where he achieved the rank of Brigadier General and received the Distinguished Service Medal from Congress.

Orton was the founder of the Standard Pyrometric Cone Company, which is still in existence today (Orton Ceramic Foundation). He was well known for philanthropy, buying and donating the land that would become Camp Mary Orton. He served as President of the Columbus, Ohio Chamber of Commerce for 1921-22 and received degrees from Rutgers College (Doctor of Science) and Alfred University (Doctor of Law) and again from The Ohio State University (Ceramic Engineer).

Other professional achievements include serving as Secretary of the American Ceramics Society (1899-1917) and as its President in 1930. Additionally, he was President of the Ohio Institute of Mining Engineers and Ohio State Geologist (a position held by his father) from 1899-1906.


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  • Maintained by: Scott Hawley
  • Originally Created by: Travis Stephenson
  • Added: 10 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12646191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Edward Francis Baxter Orton, Jr (8 Oct 1863–10 Feb 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12646191, citing Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Scott Hawley (contributor 47187122) .