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Rogers, William Barton

Trent A. Mitchell

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1301419
Rogers, William Barton

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Rogers, William Barton (07 December 1804–30 May 1882), geologist and educator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Kerr Rogers, a Physician, and Hannah Blythe. William and his brothers, James Blythe, Henry Darwin and Robert Empie (all of whom became successful scientists), were educated in the public schools of Baltimore. When Patrick Rogers was elected professor of natural philosophy and chemistry at the College of William and Mary in 1819, the fifteen-year-old William immediately enrolled there, studying science until 1821. Thereafter he operated a school at Windsor, Maryland, with his younger brother Henry....

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Subjects: Science and Mathematics ; Education ; Geology and the Lithosphere

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