- Russell K. Pitzer
Russell K. Pitzer (
September 3, 1878– July 1978), an American orange grower, was the founder of Pitzer Collegein Claremont, California, an early benefactor of the Pomona Valley Community Hospital (now the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center) in Pomona, and a noted philanthropist of other local causes in the Pomona Valley.
Pitzer made his fortunes in
Southern Californiaas the owner of many orange groves. For this reason, the collegechose the orange tree as its symbol.
Kenneth Pitzer, his son, a notable scientist and academic
Russell M. Pitzer, his grandson, a notable scientist and academic
* [http://www.pitzer.edu/ Pitzer College website]
* [http://www.pvhmc.com/ Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center website]
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