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Denison Olmsted
Birth: Jun. 18, 1791
Death: May 13, 1859

Astronomer. Born in East Hartford, Connecticut, he was a professor who was credited with giving birth to meteor science after the Leonid meteor shower over North America, in 1833. He graduated from Yale University in 1813, was college tutor (1815-17) and was appointed the Chairman of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina in 1818. In 1825, he became professor of physics at Yale and a professor of meteorology in 1830. He and his associate Elias Loomis, were also the first American investigators to observe Halley's Comet in 1835. He died at age 67 in New Haven, Connecticut. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eliza Allyn Olmsted (1795 - 1829)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Fisher Olmsted (1822 - 1853)*
  Lucius Duncan Olmsted (1827 - 1862)*
  Julia Mason Olmsted (1832 - 1880)*
 
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Burial:
Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 23, 2000
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