- studied meteorology at the Albany Academy
- established a national system of observation stations across the U.S.
- persuaded Congress to establish a Department of Meteorology
However, he is most remembered for his discoveries in magnetism.He was:
- Professor of Natural Philosophy at the College of New Jersey (now know as Princeton University)
- elected as the First Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, President of the AAAS, the National Academy of Sciences and the Philosophical Society of Washington, D.C., among other positions
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Answer: Joseph Henry
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