See also:American physicist,
See also:grandson of Benjamin
See also:Franklin, was
See also:born at
See also:Philadelphia on the 19th of
See also:July 18o6 . After graduating at the
See also:United States Military Academy at West Point in 1825, he acted as assistant
See also:professor there for some
See also:time, and as a
See also:lieutenant in the
See also:corps of
See also:engineers he was engaged for a
See also:year or two in the erection of
See also:coast fortifications . He occupied the
See also:post of professor bf natural philosophy and chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania in 1828—1841 and in 1842—1843 . For the trustees of what in 1848 was to become
See also:College, but had not yet been opened, he spent the years 1836-1838 in
See also:Europe, examining
See also:European systems of
See also:education, and on his return published a very valuable
See also:report . In 1843, on the
See also:death of Professor F . R . Hassler (1770-1843), he was appointed
See also:superintendent of the United States coast survey . He succeeded in impressing Congress with a sense of the great value of this
See also:work, and by means of the liberal aid it granted, he carried out a singularly comprehensive plan with great ability and most satisfactory results . By a skilful division of labour, and by the erection of numerous observing stations, the mapping out of the whole coast proceeded simultaneously under the
See also:eye of the general director, and in addition a vast mass of magnetic and meteorological observations was collected . He died at
See also:Newport, Rhode
See also:Island, on the 17th of
See also:February 1867 .
LOUIS PETIT DE BACHAUMONT (169o-1771)
FRANCIS EDWARD BACHE (1833–1888)
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