H.N. Cheng

Historical Trivia

Blog Post created by H.N. Cheng on May 3, 2019

If you are interested in history, you may know that John Draper was the first ACS President in 1876.  He was an eminent scientist, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, who did a lot of work on photography. He actually had a medical degree and was head of the medical school at NYU. He was also interested in interdisciplinary research even in the 19th century. Thus, he was both a good scientist and a respected ACS volunteer.