Louis B. Allyn

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Lewis Benajah Allyn
Born 1874
Huntington, Massachusetts
Died May 7, 1940(1940-05-07)
Westfield, Massachusetts
Other names Louis
Occupation Chemist

Lewis B. Allyn (Louis) (1874,[1]- May 7, 1940, Westfield, Massachusetts) was an American chemistry professor and influential figure in the pure food movement at the time of his murder.[2]

He was teaching at Westfield Teachers College and contributing as a pure foods expert[3] for McClure's magazines at the time of his shooting. His is the only unsolved murder in the history of Westfield, Massachusetts.


  1. ^ Elementary applied chemistry Allyn, Lewis Benajah, 1874-, Internet Archive
  2. ^ Westfield State College Fun Facts, 29. The only unsolved murder in the history of the city of Westfield: The mysterious 1940 shooting of Louis B. Allyn, Westfield Teachers College chemistry professor and pure food expert for McClure's magazines.[dead link]Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Allyn, Lewis B. (February 1915). "Pure Food In The United States". McClure's XLVI (4): 78. Retrieved 2009-07-31.