Joseph Henry

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry (1879).jpg
Born17 December 1797(1797-12-17)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Died13 Mey 1878(1878-05-13) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
NaitionalityAmerican
Alma materThe Albany Academy
Kent forElectromagnetic induction, Inventor o a precursor tae the electric doorbell an electric relay
ReleegionPresbyterian
Hauf-marrae(s)Hariet Henry (née Alexander)
ChilderWilliam Alexander (1832–1862)
Mary Anna (1834–1903)
Helen Louisa (1836–1912)
Caroline (1839–1920)

Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 – Mey 13, 1878) wis an American scientist wha served as the first Secretar o the Smithsonian Institution. He wis the secretary for the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, a precursor o the Smithsonian Institution.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Planning a National Museum". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved 2 January 2010.