ACS President: Frank W. Clarke (1847-1931)
Served as President: 1901
Many of his concepts concerning the chemical evolution of geological systems are still valid
With Harvey W. Wiley, he sent out notices suggesting the formation of a rival National Chemical Society which resulted in the organization of local sections within the American Chemical Society
- B.S., 1867, Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard Colleges, Chemistry
Presented his first evaluation of atomic weights at the AAAS meeting in August 1879 and in 1882 published his recalculation of the atomic weights.
Major Awards and Honors:
Service to Science:
- Chairman, chemistry section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
Did You Know
. . . that in the early days of his career he wrote newspaper and magazine articles to supplement his salary?
. . . that he believed “The rarest substances, however, whether elementary or compound, [can] supply data for the solution of chemical problems”?
. . . that his middle name is Wigglesworth?