Rice remembers Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Ted Lewis

Edward Lewis


Edward “Ted” Lewis, professor emeritus of chemistry, died July 31. He was 92.

Lewis joined Rice after graduating with a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Harvard University in 1947. He officially retired in 1990 after 42 years in in the Department of Chemistry at the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. He served two separate terms as chair of the department in the mid-1960s and 1980s.

Lewis’ funeral was Aug. 3 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Fofo; sons, Richard and Aki; and granddaughters, Carla and Christy Lewis.

Rice Historian Melissa Kean posted a remembrance of Lewis on her blog, “Rice History Corner.”


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