Edward Orton Sr.

Edward Orton Sr.Edward Orton, Sr. (1829-1899) was President of Antioch College prior to coming to Ohio State University, where he became the first President and Professor of Geology in 1873. He was President from 1873-1881, Professor of Geology from 1873 to 1899, and State Geologist of Ohio from 1882 to 1899. Dr. Orton was an influential geologist with important publications on the petroleum geology of Ohio, stratigraphy, and paleontology. More information about Dr. Orton is available from the Ohio State University Archives.