While a chemistry professor in 1892, promoted collegiate athletics including creating, and coaching, the first varsity football team at the University of Georgia
The latter part of his life was devoted to conserving and developing the natural resources of the southern states
The Charles Herty Medal has been sponsored in his honor by the Georgia Section of the ACS for over 75 years and is presented to a chemist working in the South
. . . that he first invented the “cup” for collecting turpentine from pine trees, later developing and manufacturing the cup in ceramic form with Chattanooga Pottery Co., and this left him financially secure?
. . . that he continually campaigned for a strong protective tariff to save the chemical industries that had arisen during WWI?