ACS President: George F. Barker (1835-1910)
Served as President: 1891
First corresponding secretary of ACS
In 1864 he undertook experiments to produce electric light by passing the current through a resisting filament which he claims “was the first steady electric light generated in Pittsburg, if not in the country”
- B. Ph., Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, 1858
- M. D., Albany Medical College, 1863
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Service to Science:
Did You Know
. . . that he had his first laboratory in his bedroom while a young boy at the academy in South Berwick?
. . . that while serving as a expert witness in a criminal trial, the Sherman Case, he proved that Lydia Sherman poisoned three husbands and four children?