Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928

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Dates:
Birth 1854-05-23
Death 1928-05-03

Biographical notes:

Professor of Chemistry, Vice-Provost (1898-1910), and Provost (1910-1920), University of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Edgar Fahs Smith papers, circa 1870-1940. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 213494303

Edgar Fahs Smith was Provost of the University of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1916. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155884095

A political activist, scientist and educator, Cooper's chief influence remains through his tracts, pamphlets and books on the political controversies of his time.

Born London, 1759; educated Oxford; naturalized citizen of U.S., 1796; practiced law and medicine in Pennsylvania; state judge, 1804-1811; professor of chemistry at Dickinson College, 1811-1815; professor of applied chemistry at University of Pennsylvania, 1815-1819; president and professor of chemistry, mineralogy and political economy at South Carolina College, 1820-1834; died Columbia, S.C., 1839.

From the description of Thomas Cooper Collection, 1792-1938. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122631012

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Subjects:

  • Chemistry--History
  • Chemists--Biography
  • Chemistry--Study and teaching
  • United States--History--19th century
  • United States--History--18th century
  • Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry--Research
  • Chemical warfare

Occupations:

  • Pamphleteers
  • Collector

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)