Alexander Dallas Bache (Alexander Dallas Bache)

Alexander Dallas Bache

Graduated West Point in 1825 at the top of his class. Professor of natural philosophy and chemistry University of Pennsylvania. Appointed Superintendent of the Coast Survey by Pres. Tyler in 1843, a position he held until 1861. Bache introduced many new and innovative ideas into the Coast Survey including the involvement of many of the top scientific minds of the day. When President Lincoln established the National Academy of Sciences in 1863, Bache and about four dozen other scientists, many of whom had been associated with the Coast Survey, were charter members. From its founding until his death, Bache was President of the Academy. (bio by: Don Connelly)  Family links:  Parents:  Richard Bache (1784 – 1848)  Sophia Burrell Dallas Bache (1784 – 1860)  Siblings:  Alexander Dallas Bache (1806 – 1867)  Mary Blechynden Bache Walker (1808 – 1873)*  George Mifflin Bache (1811 – 1846)*  Richard Bache (1813 – 1850)*  Sophia Arabella Bache Irwin (1815 – 1904)*  Matilda Wilkins Bache Emory (1819 – 1900)*  Henrietta Constantia Bache Abert (1822 – 1887)*  Sally Franklin Bache Wainwright (1824 – 1880)* *Calculated relationship

Born

  • July, 19, 1806
  • USA

Died

  • February, 02, 1867
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Congressional Cemetery
  • USA

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