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NORTON, Sidney Augustus, educator, born in Bloomfield, Ohio, 11 January, 1835. He was graduated at Union college in 1856, taught natural science in Poughkeepsie, was tutor at Union in 1857, and in 1858 became principal of a high-school in Hamilton. Ohio. He was connected with the Cleveland high-school in 1858-'64, and was then professor of chemistry in Miami medical college. In 1873 he was called to fill a similar chair in Ohio state universify, which he has since held. Professor Norton has studied chemistry in the universities at Bonn, Leipsic, and Heidelberg, in Germany. He received the degree of M. D. from Miami in 1869 in course, and from Western Reserve in 1869, that of Ph.D. from Kenyon in 1878, and that of LL.D. from Wooster in 1881. Besides writing various scientific and educational papers, he edited Wells and Quackenbos's "Grammar" (Portland, Maine, 1863), and is the author of text-books on " Physics" (Cincinnati, 1875) ; "Inorganic Chemistry" (1878)" "Natural Philosophy" (1879) ; and "Organic Chemistry" (1884).
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