#58651 Overall Influence

William S. Clark

American chemist, botanist and college president

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From Wikipedia

William Smith Clark was an American professor of chemistry, botany and zoology, a colonel during the American Civil War, and a leader in agricultural education. Raised and schooled in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Clark spent most of his adult life in Amherst, Massachusetts. He graduated from Amherst College in 1848 and obtained a doctorate in chemistry from Georgia Augusta University in Göttingen in 1852. He then served as professor of chemistry at Amherst College from 1852 to 1867. During the Civil War, he was granted leave from Amherst to serve with the 21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, eventually achieving the rank of colonel and the command of that unit.

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Schools

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Sapporo Agricultural College

College

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public university in Massachusetts, USA

University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#3856 World Rank
Chemistry
#7900 World Rank
Biology
#37206 World Rank
Literature