Atwater, W. O. (Wilbur Olin), 1844-1907

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Dates:
Birth 1844-05-03
Death 1907-09-22
Americans

Biographical notes:

Agricultural and physiological chemist; Professor of Chemistry at Wesleyan, 1873+; director, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 1875-1877; founder and director, Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1888-1891; director, Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, 1888-1902.

From the description of Papers 1876-1903. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 13088469

Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907) was the first chief of the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1888 and the first person in the United States to conduct chemical analysis of food. As a special agent in charge of USDA nutrition programs beginning in 1891, he developed plans for experiments in the areas of food nutrition, the effects of food processing on nutrient changes, food consumption studies, and human nutrient requirements and metabolism.

From the description of Wilbur Olin Atwater papers, 1865-1993, 1893-1904. (National Agricultural Library). WorldCat record id: 643338923

Wilbur O. Atwater (1844-1907) was an agricultural chemist who was director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 1875-1877, 1888-1902, and of the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1888-1891. He taught chemistry at Wesleyan University from 1873 until his death in 1907.

From the guide to the Wilbur Olin Atwater papers, 1869-[ca.1914], (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

Chemist.

Wilbur O. Atwater (1844-1907) was an agricultural chemist who was director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 1875-1877, 1888-1902, and of the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1888-1891. He taught chemistry at Wesleyan University from 1873 until his death in 1907.

From the description of Wilbur Olin Atwater papers, 1869-[ca.1914]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073292

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Subjects:

  • Agricultural experiment stations
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific publications
  • Chemists
  • Dietaries--Research
  • Agricultural chemists--Biography
  • Food--Composition--Research
  • Agriculture--Connecticut
  • Agriculture
  • Nutrition--Research
  • Processed foods--Nutritional aspects--Research
  • Food--Analysis--Research

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  • United States (as recorded)