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BACHE, Alexander Dallas

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.
Corresponding member.

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

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