William Charles Redfield
William Charles Redfield (March 26, 1789 Middletown, Connecticut – February 12, 1857 New York City) was one of the founders and the first President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science formed in 1848.
William Charles Redfield is known in meteorology for his observation of the directionality of winds in hurricanes  (being among the first to propose that hurricanes are large circular vortexes, though John Farrar had made similar observations six years earlier), though his interests were varied and influential.
Redfield organized and was a member of the first expedition to Mount Marcy in 1837; he was the first to guess that Marcy was the highest peak in the Adirondacks, and therefore in New York. Mount Redfield was named in his honor by Verplanck Colvin.
- Genealogy of the Redfield family, much of which he researched and published originally
- John Howard Redfield (1860). Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States.