April 16, 1859
Born in Covington, Kentucky
Isolated a new volatile alkaloid, "spigelina."
B.S. from University of Cincinnati.
Published "Chemical Examination of Urine."
Demonstrator of Chemistry, Miami Medical College of Cincinnati.
Comissioner of Cincinnati Industrial Exposition.
Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology, Miami Medical College
Honorary Degree Doctor of Medicine from Miami Medical College.
Chair of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University.
Director of Affairs of Tennessee Centennial Exposition
1895 to Retirement (1912?)
Dean of Vanderbilt Medical School
Secretary of section of Inorganic Chemistry at International Congress of Arts and Sciences in St. Louis.
Recieved patent for flooring which he designed -- magnesia-cement composition containing cellulose water-proofed with paraffin and asbestos.
Investigation of influence of coal gas on corrosion of wrought-iron pipe laid under Nashville streets.
September 8, 1914
Died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Organized Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, president for 18 years.
Member of Executive Committee of the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Organizer and President of University Club of Nashville.
Source of information: Reprint from Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol. 6, No. 10, page 856.
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