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Otto Julius Klotz 1852-1923

Otto Julius Klotz

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2010

Otto Julius Klotz Otto Julius Klotz

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Cambridge
On the east side of Argyle Street
between King Street East and Duke Street

Coordinates: N 43 23.804 W 80 21.562


Plaque Text

Born at Preston, Upper Canada, and educated at Toronto and Michigan Universities, Klotz joined the public service in 1879. For thirty years he was engaged in topographical surveys in British Columbia, the Canadian Northwest, and Alaska. Appointed Assistant Chief Astronomer in 1908, he became director of the Dominion Observatory in 1917. The author of many papers on astronomy and geography, he was elected to fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada in 1910. He died at Ottawa.



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> Posted May 22, 2010
As any True Blue or Wolverine will tell you, the proper reference to these schools is "Universities of Toronto and Michigan," not Toronto and Michigan Universities. -Wayne

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