William Henry Chandler (chemist)

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William Henry Chandler (1841-1906) was a United States chemist.


Chandler was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1841, was educated at Union College, and from 1861 to 1867 was chemist to various companies, and from 1868 to 1871 instructor in chemistry at the Columbia School of Mines. In 1871 he became professor of chemistry at Lehigh University, and in 1878 was made director of the library. He received the degree of A. M. from Union, and that of Ph. D. from Hamilton College. He was a fellow of the Chemical Society of London, and a member of the Chemical Societies of Paris and New York. In 1876 he was a juror at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, and in 1878 at the Paris exhibition. His contributions to chemical literature appeared principally in American Chemist, which he and his brother, Charles F. Chandler, edited from 1870 until 1877. He died November 23, 1906, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.