Storer, Francis Humphreys

Storer, Francis Humphreys

(1832–1914) chemist; born in Boston, Mass. (son of David Humphreys Storer). After leaving Harvard, he served as a chemist with the U.S. North Pacific expedition (1853–54); he then worked with the Boston Gas Light Company (1858–71) and was affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1865–71); his brother-in-law, Charles William Eliot, president of Harvard, appointed him to Harvard's Bussey Institution, an agricultural school (1869–1907). Storer did important research on soils, fertilizers, forage crops, and a variety of agricultural and horticultural products.
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