ACS President: William McMurtrie (1851-1913)

Served as President: 1900

As an early leader of the New York section, he sponsored the plan for the encouragement of the establishment of local sections in the ACS

His report on sugar beets helped establish the industry in the United States


  • Ph.D., 1875, Lafayette College, Mineralogy and Engineering (the closest degree to Chemistry), Easton, PA

Career Highlights:

  • Chief Chemist, US Department of Agriculture, (1883), followed by Harvey W. Wiley

Notable Accomplishments:

Major Awards and Honors:

Service to Science:

Did You Know

. . . that he served on the first Executive Committee of the New York Section?

Former ACS President William McMurtrie