Dallas Bache, USMA 1825, Graduate #
19 July 1806 (Philadelphia, PA) --17 February 1867 (Washington, DC)
1826-1827: Assistant Professor of Engineering, USMA
1828-1836: Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
1836-1840: President of Girard College
1841-1842 Superintendent of Philadelphia public schools
1842-1843 Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
1843-1863: Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey
1863-1867: President, National Academy of Sciences
Bache was the great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. Bache distinguished himself as a student, serving as a mathematics instructor during his junior year, and teaching chemistry during his senior year. Upon graduation he was assigned as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. Bache was the leader of American science for many years in the 19th century through his role as Superintendent of the Coast Survey and President of the National Academy of Sciences.
Created September 2001. Text by Chris Arney.