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Lewis J. Ort Chair in Ophthalmology

OrtLewisCumberland, Maryland, businessman LEWIS J. ORT devoted exceptional energy to improving his community and state, having chaired and served on scores of boards from the Shriners, where he spearheaded establishment of a burn treatment center in Santo Domingo, to the Maryland Advisory Committee on Economic Development. After treatment at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Mr. Ort chaired the advisory board, increasing its size and influence. Prior to retirement, he was president of Ort’s Incorporated and Fibred, both baking companies, where he developed a special process for producing soy fiber used in diet breads and a patented process for non-staling bread. Mr. Ort died in 2001.