Joseph Henry Elected to American Philosophical Society
Joseph Henry, physicist and professor at the College of New Jersey, is notified that he has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest continuously existing scientific body in the United States. In 1846, Joseph Henry would become Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Reingold, Nathan, ed. The Papers of Joseph Henry, The Albany Years, December 1797 - October 1832, vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1975, p. 324.
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January 3, 1835