Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hillebrand, William Francis
HILLEBRAND, WILLIAM FRANCIS, an American chemist, born in Honolulu, in 1853. He studied at Cornell University, graduated from the University of Heidelberg in 1875, and afterward studied at other German universities. From 1880 to 1908 he was chemist of the United States Geological Survey. In the latter year he was appointed chief chemist of the Bureau of Standards. He was professor of general chemistry and physics at the National College of Pharmacy, from 1892 to 1910; president of the American Chemical Society in 1906; and in 1908 he became editor of the “Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.” He was the author of several books on chemical subjects.