The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lieber, Oscar Montgomery
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Lieber, Oscar Montgomery
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LIEBER, Oscar Montgomery, American mineralogist and chemist; b. Boston, Mass., 8 Sept. 1830; d. Richmond, Va., 27 June 1862. He was a son of Franz Lieber (q.v.) and was educated at the universities of Berlin and Göttingen and the School of Mines at Freiberg, Saxony. In 1850 he became State geologist of Mississippi and afterward engaged in the survey of Alabama and South Carolina. In 1860 he went to Labrador as geologist of the American astronomical expedition. During the early part of the Civil War he served in the Confederate army and was fatally wounded at the battle of Williamsburg. He published ‘The Assayer's Guide’ (1852); ‘The Analytical Chemist's Assistant’ (1852); ‘Geology of Mississippi’ (1854).