Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Burgess, Charles Frederick

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BURGESS, CHARLES FREDERICK, an American chemist and engineer; born in Oshkosh, Wis., June 5, 1873. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he entered its faculty as instructor and assistant professor of electrical engineering in 1895. Of an inventive turn of mind, he developed several new processes in electrolysis, and in 1904 was made investigator of electrolytic iron alloys for the Carnegie Institute and President of the Northern Chemical Engineering Laboratories. In 1910 he wrote “The Strength of the Alloys of Nickel and Copper with Electrolytic Iron.”