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Raddin, Charles S. (Charles Salisbury), 1863-1930



  • Existence: 1863-1930

Charles Salisbury Raddin was born June 29, 1863, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Raddin attended the Chauncy Hall School in Boston, Massachusetts, and then the Northwestern University Academy.  He then matriculated to Northwestern University, taking a bachelor of science degree in 1884 and a master of science degree in 1890.  A skilled and popular campus orator, Raddin won Northwestern’s Mann Declamation Prize in 1882, the Deering Prize in 1884, and participated in the 1884 Kirk Prize Contest. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Hinman Literary Society, and served as editor-in-chief of Northwestern’s first college annual, Pandora.  Raddin’s professional career began in Chicago in the manufacture of interior wood work.  Active in civic affairs, he became a vice president and trustee of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and the secretary of the Natural History Survey of Chicago.  Raddin published “Flora of Evanston and Vicinity” (1883), “Determination of Wood Species by Cell Marking” (1886), was a joint author of “Flora of Cook County, Illinois, and a Part of Lake County, Indiana” (1890), and was the co-editor of publications of the Chicago Academy of Sciences.

Raddin married Belle Alling, a Northwestern alumna, on June 28, 1892, in Evanston.  The couple had one daughter, Louise, born January 4, 1898. The family moved moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921 and returned to Evanston in 1929. Charles Raddin died in 1930.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Belle Alling Raddin (1864-1930) and Charles S. Raddin (1863-1930) Scrapbooks

Identifier: 31/6/154
Abstract Belle and Charles Raddin’s four scrapbooks include one of personal material and three containing clippings, images and souvenir items relating to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a world’s fair held at Chicago, Illinois.
Dates: 1878 - 1912; Other: Majority of material found in 1893