ACS President: Henry B. Nason (1831-1895)

Served as President: 1890

While serving as a consultant to Standard Oil Co, he became interested in the abatement of smoke, odors and other nuisances arising out of oil refining thus making him an early anticipator of modern day concern with pollution of the environment


  • Ph.D., 1857, University of Goettingen

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Did You Know… ?

. . . that he was one of the founders of the American Chemical Society ?

. . . that while a professor at Beloit College, Wisconsin, he started a student chemical society?

Former ACS President Henry B. Nason