ACS President: Francis P. Venable (1856-1934)

Served as President: 1905

Published a monograph in 1922, “Zirconium”, that remained a standard work for many years

Lectured on the history of chemistry for more than 40 years, perhaps longer than any other American who taught the subject


  • Ph.D., 1880, University of Goettingen, Chemistry

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Did You Know

. . . that he taught high school in New Orleans for a short while?

Former ACS President Francis P. Venable