The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Anthony, William Arnold

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ANTHONY, William Arnold, an American physicist: b. Coventry, R. I., 17 Nov. 1835; d. 29 May 1908. He was graduated from Yale Scientific School 1860 and taught science in various secondary schools 1860-67. He held chairs of physics and chemistry in Antioch College and Iowa Agricultural College 1869-72, was professor of physics at Cornell 1872-87, and consulting electrician, Manchester, Conn., 1887-93. From 1893 till his death he was professor of physics in Cooper Union School of Science. He contributed many papers to the volumes of the scientific societies of which he was a member.