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Bouchet, Edward Alexander

Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1918 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Physicists

1852 – Edward Bouchet was born in New Haven on the 15th of September.

1866 – He attended the New Haven High School.

1868-1870 – He attended the Hopkins School, where he graduated first in his class.

1870 – Edward Bouchet entered Yale.

1874 – He graduated summa cum laude and 6th from a class.

1877 – Bouchet was also the first black person to be nominated to Phi Beta Kappa, although he was not elected at the time (George Washington Henderson would be the first elected black member.

         – He taught physics and chemistry at the ICY for 26 years.

1902 – He resigned at the height of W.E.B. DuBois’ controversy over industrial vs. collegiate education.

1918 – He died on the 28th of October there, in his childhood home, at age 66.