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Smith, Alexander

(1865–1922) physical chemist, educator; born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He emigrated to the United States in 1894 and became affiliated with the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago (1894–1911). During that period, he did important studies on sulphur and on the formation of solid and liquid forms of sulphur. He also developed methods of measuring vapor pressure at high temperatures. He was head of the chemistry department at Columbia University (1911–19).
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To be sure I had passed through what I may call a paroxysm of Alexander Smith, a poet deeply unknown to the present generation, but then acclaimed immortal by all the critics, and put with Shakespeare, who must be a good deal astonished from time to time in his Elysian quiet by the companionship thrust upon him.
Not guilty pleas were entered on Friday by Lewis Gething, 22, of Llandore Close, Connah's Quay, Jak Kitchener, 21, of Windermere Drive, Rishton, Blackburn, Lancashire and Alexander Smith, 21, of Llanforda Mead, Oswestry, Shropshire.
Alexander Smith, 28, also known as Colgan, has been caged for a minimum of 27 years after Ian Bendall was subjected to a vicious 'punishment beating' and dumped outside his house in Farnworth, Bolton.
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1883: The Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow by Sir William Alexander Smith.
Guest speakers included Reverend Gregory Dunton II, prior Stone Square Lodge Master, Brother Gerald Vickers, current Stone Square Lodge Master and the keynote speaker, Reverend Alexander Smith, former President of the General Grand Masonic Congress.
Alexander Smith, and Jonathan Wiseman investigate the interplay between religion, materialism, and economic development as they affect one's satisfaction with life.
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William Alexander Smith started the Brigade to promote "reverence, discipline, obedience and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness".
1883: The Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow |by Sir William Alexander Smith.
Alexander Smith, secretary of the memorial society, said: "The society is delighted after four years hard work that the two local collieries will now be remembered and the lives of miners lost commemorated in a lasting tribute to the contribution miners made to the local community and the country at large.