The Encyclopedia Americana (1906)/Munroe, Charles Edward

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Munroe, mŭn-rō', Charles Edward, American chemist and expert on explosives: b. Cambridge, Mass., 24 May 1849. He was graduated at Harvard in 1871; was assistant in chemistry there for three years; professor of chemistry United States Naval Academy 1874–86; chemist to United States Naval Torpedo Station 1886–92; and since the last date professor of chemistry and dean of Columbian University, Washington, D.C. He was a special agent on chemical industries for the United States Census of 1900; is president of the American Chemical Society; received the decoration of the Order of the Medjidje from the Sultan of Turkey, 1901; has invented a smokeless powder; and is the author of various monographs on chemistry, notably of explosives.