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date: 08 December 2019

Austen, Peter Townsendlocked

(10 September 1852–30 December 1907)
  • David S. Gottfried

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Austen, Peter Townsend (10 September 1852–30 December 1907), chemist, was born in Clifton (later Rosebank), Staten Island, New York, the son of John H. Austen, a dry-goods auctioneer, and Elizabeth A. Townsend. Austen was educated at the Isaac Holden School before attending the School of Mines of Columbia University. He studied in the chemical course, winning the Torry Prize for best qualitative analysis work, and graduated with the Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1872. He continued his studies in postgraduate programs, first at the University of Berlin and then at the University of Zurich, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1876....

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