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Martin, Thomas L. (Thomas Lysons), 1885-1958



  • Existence: 1885 - 1958

Biographical History

Thomas Lysons Martin (1885-1958) served as a dean of Brigham Young University's College of Applied Sciences.

Thomas L. Martin was born in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England on November 21, 1885 to parents James Martin and Mary Ann Lysons. He married Hattie Paxman. He received his PhD from Cornell University. In 1921, Franklin S. Harris recruited him to the faculty at Brigham Young University as chair of the Agricultural Department. He served on the faculty for 37 years and was eventually named dean of the College of Applied Sciences. He died June 16, 1958 in Provo, Utah.

Citation:, Aug. 8, 2014 (Thomas Lysons Martin; had 6 children)

BYU History, Aug. 8, 2014 (Thomas L. Martin and Brigham Young University; PhD from Cornell University; recruited in 1921 by Franklin S. Harris; served on faculty for 37 years; served as dean of the College of Applied Sciences)

Geni, Aug. 8, 2014 (Thomas Lysons Martin; b. November 21, 1885 in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England; d. June 16, 1958 in Provo, Utah; parents James Martin and Mary Ann Lysons; married Hattie Paxman).

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

College of Biology and Agriculture photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 823
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the deans, faculty, classes, facilities, and groups of the College of Biology and Agriculture as well as its predecessors, the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Applied Sciences. Dated approximately 1885-2005.

Dates: approximately 1885-2005

Thomas L. Martin papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231028082]
Identifier: UA 98
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, scrapbook items, published writings, and copies of photographs.

Dates: 1924-1950

Thomas L. Martin photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1065
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Thomas L. Martin and photographs apparently taken by Martin.

Dates: 1924-1950

William Martin photograph of Thomas L. Martin

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225542239]
Identifier: MSS 3687
Scope and Contents

Photograph is of Thomas L. Martin in a group with two other men and three other women. It was taken in December 1950 by Thomas L. Martin's son, William.

Dates: 1950

Microorganisms in a changing world

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230314384]
Identifier: MSS SC 1655
Scope and Contents

Hardbound carbon copy of an address given at the Fourth Annual Sigma XI Meeting at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The paper concerns the role played by microorganisms in the natural order of things.

Dates: 1940

Photograph of the Faculty Quartet

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F102_p102top