Frederic Brewster Loomis, the son of Nathaniel H. And Julia R. (Brewster) Loomis, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 22, 1873, and was fitted for college at Rochester Free Academy, Rochester, N.Y., and Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, N.Y.
After graduation from Amherst College in 1896 he was an assistant in biology at Amherst, 1896-1897. He studied at the University of Munich, Germany, 1897-1899, where he received the degree of Ph.D. Returning to Amherst, he was instructor in biology at Amherst College, 1899-1904; associate professor, 1904-1908; professor of comparative anatomy, 1908-1918; and professor of mineralogy and geology, 1918-1937.
Dr. Loomis died of a cerebral hemorrhage, July 28, 1937 in Sitka, Alaska. The interment was in Wildwood Cemetery, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Dr. Loomis was the author of The Evolution of the Horse; Hunting Extinct Animals in the Patagonia Pampas; Deseado Formation of Patagonia; Field Book of Common Rocks and Minerals; and Physiography of the United States. He also wrote many pamphlets on vertebrate palaentology.
Dr. Loomis was married in 1904 and had two children.