Lee Paul Sieg, 1934-46
Born on October 7, 1879 in Marshalltown, Iowa Sieg worked as a printer’s devil at a newspaper before enrolling at the University of Iowa. He received his masters in physics in 1901 and his doctorate in philosophy in 1910. He served as the head of the Department of Physics at Carleton College, Minnesota from 1903 until 1906. In 1906 until 1924 he served on the faculty of the University of Iowa. Before coming to the University of Washington in 1934 he was the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as president from 1934 until his retirement in 1946. After his retirement he was the first to be named president emeritus. Sieg died on October 8,1963 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 84.