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Apr 28 Albany Academy Where Joseph Henry Taught

Apr 28 Albany Academy Gives Joseph Henry Professorship

 

Apr 28 Albany Academy Gives Joseph Henry Professorship

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Year: 
1826
Month: 
april
Day: 
28
Date: 
Fri, 1826-04-28

Due to a sudden resignation at Albany Academy, and through the influence of the school's principal and Joseph Henry's mentor T. Romeyn Beck, Henry was offered and accepted a professorship in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. He would begin at the commencement of the following school year in September 1826. In 1846, Henry would become the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.