Fieser, Louis Frederick
- Albert B. Costa
Fieser, Louis Frederick (07 April 1899–25 July 1977), chemist and educator, was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Louis Frederick Fieser, merchant, and Martha Victoria Kershaw. His father engaged in several Columbus enterprises, principally as co-owner of a pig iron business and as an officer in a building and loan company. After attending Columbus public schools, Fieser went to Williams College, where he majored in chemistry, became a Phi Beta Kappa, and won letters in three varsity sports. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1920. He chose Harvard for his graduate studies, earning the doctoral degree under the direction of ...