ACS President: Charles A. Goessmann (1827-1910)

Served as President: 1887

Exemplified, along with many others, the transit of chemistry from
Germany to America during the nineteenth century


  • Ph.D., 1853, University of Goettingen, Chemistry

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Did You Know

. . . that prior to entering the University of Goettingen he was apprenticed to a pharmacist for several years?

. . . that he was a post doc and research assistant to Friedrich Woehler at University of Goettingen with many other American students?

Former ACS President Charles A. Goessmann