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Charles Davies
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1798
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1876
Dutchess County
New York, USA

Charles Davies was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1813 and graduated in 1815; this was in the early days of the Academy, when there was no fixed length of curriculum. He served in the Army until 1837, almost all of it as a mathematics and science professor at West Point. His civilian career, interrupted by another four years in the Army during which he was Paymaster and Treasurer at West Point, was as a mathematics professor at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, at the University of New York, and for nearly twenty years at Columbia College in New York City. He wrote a series of mathematics textbooks, extending from primary arithmetic to calculus and descriptive geometry, that were a mainstay of American education for much of the nineteenth century. He was a proponent of introducing the metric system in the United States. He died at Fishkill-on‑Hudson, NY.

Source: Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy, Vol. I, pp152‑155; further details are available online in the Register, in which he is #157. 
Davies Cemetery *
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
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Maintained by: Bill Thayer
Originally Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Jul 18, 2008
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Charles Davies
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