Sexton, Frederic Henry
Frederic Henry Sexton, educator, mining engineer (b at New Boston, NH 9 June 1879; d at Wolfville, NS 12 Jan 1955). After serving as an assistant in metallurgy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1901-02, he worked for the General Electric Company as a research chemist and metallurgist. He taught mining engineering and metallurgy at Dalhousie from 1904. When the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF NOVA SCOTIA (now DalTech) was founded in 1907, he became its first principal and remained in that position until his retirement in 1947. Made a CBE in 1944, he was the author of many articles and monographs on technical and industrial education as well as on mining.