Gies, William John
- Stuart Galishoff
Gies, William John (21 February 1872–20 May 1956), biological chemist and patron of modern dentistry, was born in Reisterstown, Maryland, the son of John Gies, Jr. and Ophelia Letitia Ensminger, occupations unknown. His father died when he was two years old, whereupon his mother took him and his infant brother to the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Manheim, where her father edited and published the local newspaper. At age seven, Gies started delivering the ...