Gregory P. Baxter

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Gregory Paul Baxter
Born (1876-03-03)March 3, 1876
Somerville, Massachusetts
Died February 10, 1953(1953-02-10) (aged 76)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Citizenship USA
Alma mater Harvard University
Known for Determination of atomic weights
Scientific career
Fields Analytical chemistry

Gregory Paul Baxter (3 March 1876 – 10 February 1953) was a prominent US chemist notable for his work on atomic weights.[1][2] Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, Baxter became an instructor in chemistry at Harvard in 1897. Dr Baxter served as chairman of the Harvard Chemistry Department from 1911 to 1932. In 1925 he assumed the Theodore William Richards Professorship, which he held until his retirement in 1944.[3]

A specialist in the study of atomic weights and other chemical constants, Baxter served as chairman of the International Committee on Atomic Weights from 1930 to 1949. During the war he was associated with the Office of Scientific Research and Development. Baxter was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ "GREGORY P. BAXTER, LONG AT HARYARD". New York Times. February 11, 1953. 
  2. ^ Gregory Paul Baxter - in memoriam. Report of the Committee on the Measurement of Geologic Time, US National Research Council. 1954. 
  3. ^ "Gregory Baxter, Retired Chemist, Succumbs at 76". The Harvard Crimson. Feb 11, 1953.