ACS President: Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928)

Served as President: 1895 and 1921 and 1922

With Charles A. Browne, he organized the ACS’s Division of History of Chemistry, 1921

Noted pioneer historian of chemistry and collector of books, portraits, autographed letters, and other memorabilia of famous chemists


  • Ph.D., 1876, University of Goettingen

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Did You Know

. . . that he is memorialized on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania by a statue across from the Fisher Fine Arts Library and by Smith walk?