Alexander Dallas Bache, USMA 1825, Graduate #  392


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.