Stockbridge, Horace Edward
- Mark R. Finlay
Stockbridge, Horace Edward (19 May 1857–30 October 1930), agricultural chemist and editor, was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, the son of Levi Stockbridge and Joanna Smith. He grew up on the college farm of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now part of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), where his father was president and a prominent leader in American agricultural education. In 1878 Horace earned a B.S. degree from Massachusetts Agricultural College in a joint program with Boston University. In 1882 he traveled to Göttingen, Germany, where he earned his Ph.D. in agricultural chemistry under Wilhelm Henneberg in 1884. Upon his return to the United States, Stockbridge was married in 1885 to Arabella “Belle” Lamar, member of a prominent political family from Sumter County, Georgia. The couple eventually had eight children, only four of whom survived to adulthood....