Lewis S Ware Jr (1851 – )

“Engineer, editor; born in Philadelphia, June 18, 1851; son of Lewis S. and Elizabeth (Roberts) Ware; he was educated at the Pottstown High School; was graduated from Ecole Centrale, Paris, 1875.  Early became interested in the production of beet sugar; and contributed largely to the introduction of that industry in the United States; Imported several tons of beet seed in1874, which was gratuitously distributed among farmers East and West; he investigated the world’s sugar production, visiting all sugar producing countries; he wrote articles against expensive and futile sorghum experiments of United States Department of Agriculture and in favor of the sugar beet.

He was sent to Paris Exposition,1889; appointed by the United States Government, 1900, member International jury, Paris Exposition, to represent cane and beet sugar Industries of the United States, Cuba and Hawaii.

Decorated Chevalier Merite Agricole, 1893, Chevalier e la Legion d’Honneur, 1901, by French Government.  Member of American Philosophical Society, Franklin Institute, Association des Chemistes, Paris; Assocition ds Anciens Eleves de l’Ecole Centrale, Ingenieurs Coloniaux.  Editor The Sugar Beet, a monthly Journal; contributor to numerous journals on sugar question; presented paper on ‘The Sugar Beet Industry’ at National Tariff Convention, New York, 1881. Author of ‘The Sugar Beet,’ 1880; ‘Study of the various Sources of Sugar,’ 1881; ‘Production, Requirements and Selection of Sugar Beet Seed,’ 1896; ‘Sugar Beet Seed,’ 1898; ‘Cattle Feeding with Sugar beets, Sugar, Molasses, etc.,’1902.

Address, 15 South Ninth St., Philadelphia, Pa.”

Source:  Who’s Who in Pennsylvania, edited by Lewis R. Hamersly, L.R. Hamersly Co., NewYork City, 1904, page 770


Lewis S Ware Jr (1851 – ) — 1 Comment

  1. Hmmm, I wondered where I got my “sweet tooth” 😛 It’s amazing how one can take a simple product, study and analyze it’s usage and make a financial growth from it. This engenuity always amazes me. I think this is a good artcle.


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