Perhaps the most enduring impact of the 1806 eclipse on then-fledgling American science was to inspire a young clockmaker's apprentice, William Cranch
Bond, to pursue a career in astronomy.
Her father was responsible for regulating ships' chronometers and collaborated with both the academic and naval worlds--including William Cranch
Bond, the first Director of Harvard College Observatory.
Clark, William Cranch
Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School.
(39) 1 CHARLES WARREN, THE SUPREME COURT IN UNITED STATES HISTORY 303 (1926) (quoting Judge William Cranch
(15) President Adams immediately appointed three men to serve as judges: James Marshall, younger brother of John Marshall, the recently-appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; William Cranch
, nephew-in-law of President Adams, who would become Chief Judge in 1806 and would serve on the Circuit Court for 54 years until his retirement in 1855; and Thomas Johnson as Chief Judge.
An early astronomical observatory in America was constructed at Harvard by William Cranch