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Slosson, Edwin Emery (07 June 1865–15 October 1929), chemist and journalist, was born in the frontier town of Albany (now Sabetha), Kansas, the son of William Butler Slosson, a merchant, and Achsa Louise Lilly, a former schoolteacher. Slosson earned a B.S. in 1890 and an M.S. in 1892 at the University of Kansas, where the breadth of his interests prompted the faculty to elect him to both Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1891 he married May Gorsline Preston, the first woman to obtain a Ph.D. from Cornell University (1880). They had two children, one of whom, Preston W. Slosson, became a well-known historian at the University of Michigan....