James B. Conant

1893 - 1978

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James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was an American chemist, a transformative President of Harvard University, and the first U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. Conant obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard in 1916. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army, working on the development of poison gases, especially Lewisite. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James B. Conant has received more than 159,361 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). James B. Conant is the 456th most popular chemist (down from 437th in 2019), the 6,276th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,986th in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, James B. Conant ranks 456 out of 510Before him are Theodor Curtius, Edward Calvin Kendall, Peter Armbruster, Donella Meadows, Hieronymous Theodor Richter, and Heinrich Caro. After him are James Crafts, Nikolai Menshutkin, Michael Behe, Karol Olszewski, Carl Remigius Fresenius, and William Hallowes Miller.

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Among people born in 1893, James B. Conant ranks 183Before him are Marguerite Broquedis, Enrique Peñaranda, Oskari Friman, Eduard Čech, Robert Harron, and Ina Claire. After him are Norman Bel Geddes, George Hodgson, Charles Delporte, Blind Blake, Gummo Marx, and I. A. Richards. Among people deceased in 1978, James B. Conant ranks 167Before him are Germain Derycke, Jānis Daliņš, Gotthard Handrick, Peggy Wood, Ralph Metcalfe, and Edgar Bergen. After him are Artem Alikhanian, Jorge Icaza Coronel, Cyrille Adoula, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Alexander Kipnis, and Ljubiša Stevanović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James B. Conant ranks 6,276 out of 15,968Before him are Ralph Towner (1940), Bonnie Raitt (1949), Alf Landon (1887), Anne Revere (1903), Frank Foss (1895), and Nancy Chodorow (1944). After him are David A. R. White (1970), Bonnie Bartlett (1929), Harley Race (1943), May McAvoy (1899), Tessa Thompson (1983), and Hill Harper (1966).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, James B. Conant ranks 80Before him are Alice Ball (1892), Roy J. Plunkett (1910), Maclyn McCarty (1911), Isabella Karle (1921), Edward Calvin Kendall (1972), and Donella Meadows (1941). After him are James Crafts (1839), Michael Behe (1952), George M. Whitesides (1939), Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856), Karen Wetterhahn (1948), and Eric Betzig (1960).