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Robert Simpson Woodward

5. Robert Simpson Woodward

President, 1899–1900

C.E. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1872; Hon. Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1892

Woodward had a life-long interest in the earth--its shape, its tides, its atmosphere, and in geophysical problems. He was a remarkably successful teacher and administrator at Columbia University (New York, New York) from 1893-1904. Woodward served as president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. from 1904-1921, and was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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