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Edward Singleton Holden
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1846
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1914
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA

Son of Jeremiah Fenno & Sarah F (Singleton) Holden

On the Register of Cadet Applicants (1819-1867) it shows residence as Jefferson City, Cole County (MO)
Date of Application: Feb 08, 1866
Recommended: Hon I W M McClung ("Admitted")
It shows "extended to 28 Aug 66 by order of Secty of War"

Married : Mary Chauvenet

Father Of:
William Chauvenet Holden 1872 1872
Mabel Holden 1873
Mildred Holden 1875
Edward Chauvenet Holden 1877 -

In 1873 he became professor of mathematics at the US Naval Observatory, where he made a favorable impression on Simon Newcomb. He was director of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1881 to 1885. He was elected a member of the American National Academy of Sciences in 1885.

He was president of the University of California from 1885 until 1888, and the first director of the Lick Observatory from 1888 until the end of 1897. He resigned as a result of internal dissent over his management among his subordinates.

While at the Lick Observatory, he was the founder of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and its first President.

In 1901 he became the librarian of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he remained until his death.

The crater Holden on the Moon and the crater Holden on Mars are both named in his honor. 
Family links: 
  Edward Holden (1813 - 1866)
  Sarah Francis Singleton Holden (1824 - 1849)
  Mary Chauvenet Holden (1844 - 1937)*
  William C. Holden (1872 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Created by: Don Stowell
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
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Edward Singleton Holden
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USMA Class of 1870
 Added: Jun. 23, 2016

- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
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