Joseph Henry Appointed to Light-House Board

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Date: September 25, 1852

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry is appointed to the newly-established United States Light-House Board, serving as one of two civilian scientists. Alexander Dallas Bache, Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey and Henry's friend, is the other civilian appointment. Henry would become Chairman of the Light-House Board in 1871, and would serve until is death in 1878.

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  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • United States Light House Board

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 8, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998, pp. 390-91.
  • Moyer, Albert. Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, p. 276.

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

Date

September 25, 1852

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Interagency Relations

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