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John W Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society

National Chemical Historic Landmark

 

—April 6, 1876 —

 
John W Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, April 26, 2012
1. John W Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society Marker
Inscription. On this site, 35 chemists formed the American Chemical Society, intending to stimulate original research, awaken and develop talent throughout the United States, provide fellowship, and ensure a better appreciation of the science by the general public. The Society’s first president, New York University Professor John W. Draper, was noted for his pioneering work in photography and photochemistry, as well as his writings in history and education. In his inaugural address, Draper challenged his chemical colleagues to “deliver unflinchingly to others the truths that Nature has delivered to us.” In the 125 years since its founding, the Society has grown to more than 163,000 members. American Chemical Society November 16, 2001
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 40° 43.819′ N, 73° 59.735′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Washington Square. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Washington Square East, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Triangle Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cervantes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Arch (about 500 feet away); Bella Abzug (about 700 feet away); Edward I. Koch (about 700 feet away); Judson Memorial Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  American Chemical Society - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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