Remsen, Ira

Remsen, Ira

(1846–1927) chemist, educator; born in New York City. German-educated, he founded the chemistry department at Johns Hopkins (1876–1913), where he trained a generation of eminent chemists. He was founding editor of the American Chemical Journal (1879–1914) and wrote several important textbooks. As Johns Hopkins' president (1901–13), he founded the school of engineering.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.