Charles Drowne

Charles Drowne

1824

Born July 5, 1824 in Canaan, NY

1847

Graduated from the Rensselaer Institute

1847

Instructor in mathematics and physics at Rensselaer

1851-1855

Professor of mathematics, astronomy and geodesy

1859

Appointed Senior Professor and professor of civil engineering

1860-1875

Director of the Institute

1872

Married Frances Emily Bortells July 18, 1872

1875

Retired due to poor health, travelled in Europe for several years then returned to Canaan

1888

Died Aug. 22, 1888, buried in Canaan, NY

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