Joseph Henry Gallery
Joseph Henry (1797–1878) was born near Albany, New York. While largely self-educated, he attended the Albany Academy and later taught there, as well as at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). A physicist and natural philosopher, Henry was noted for his research into electromagnetism and pioneering work in data collection and analysis. In 1846, he was appointed the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and served until his death.