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William Chauvenet
Birth: May 24, 1819
Milford
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1870
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

A renowned scholar, Chauvenet was a founding member of the National Academy of Sciences, a president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He was a professor of mathematics in the United States Navy and served on the USS Mississippi. He was placed in charge of the U.S. Naval Academy in Philadelphia and was the first commandant at Annapolis, a position he held until 1859, when he accepted a position at Washington University in St. Louis. Chauvenet later became the Chancellor of the University from 1862-1869. The ship U.S.N.S. Chauvenet was named after him. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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  William Marc Chauvenet (1855 - 1926)
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 25, Lot 990
 
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Record added: May 08, 2001
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William Chauvenet
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William Chauvenet
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
William Chauvenet
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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