Joseph Henry Elected President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry is elected President of the newly-established American Association for the Advancement of Science at its first annual meeting in Philadelphia. His term would officially begin at the second annual meeting, to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, starting on August 14, 1849.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • "Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science," Philadelphia, 1849, p. 92.
  • Moyer, Albert. Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, p. 275.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 23, 1848

Topic

  • Professional associations
  • Meetings
  • Secretaries

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