Forenames: Alexander Dallas
Last name: BACHE
Titles and Honours:
Date of birth: 1806-07-19
Date of death: 1867-02-17
Date of Election: 1861-10-29
Honorary Member? No
Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No
Place of Residence:
Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey.
Graduated from West Point 1825
1825-27 Served in Corps of Engineers
1827-36 (resigned) Prof. of Natural Philosophy & Chemistry at University of Pennsylvania.
1836 Organised Girard College & Central High School of Philadelphia
1843 Head of Coastal Survey
1861 Served with Commission on Conference planning naval campaign against the Confederacy. Vice-pres of US Security Commission. Member 1863-4.
1863 Involved in formation of Natural Academy of Sciences. First Pres.
1851 Pres. of American Assoc. for Advancement of Science