Henry Power

(c. 1626—1668) natural philosopher and physician

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Jewish Power in America: Myth and Reality. By Henry L. Feingold. (Piscataway: Transaction, 2008. xiv, 164 pp. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4128-0835-4.)

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GREENLY, John Henry Maitland (1885 - 1950), Chairman, since 1937 and Director, since 1929, Babcock & Wilcox, Ltd; Director: Power Securities Corp., Ltd, Cape Asbestos Co., Ltd, Phoenix Assurance Co. Ltd; Chairman, British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association, 1937–49; Member of Advisory Council to Committee of Privy Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1937–43; Member, Industrial Advisory Panel to Air Ministry, 1938–39; Chairman, Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel of Industrialists on Rearmament, 1938–39; Controller-General, British Supply Board in Canada and USA, 1939–40; Deputy Chairman and Administrator, Fire Prevention Executive, 1941–45; Member, National Advisory Council for Fire Prevention, 1941–45; Vice-Chairman, Fire Prevention (Operational) Committee, 1941–45; Member, Fuel Research Board, 1942–47; President, Institute of Metals, 1942–44. Past President (1938–41) and Fellow, Institute of Fuel; Chairman, Coal-Burning Appliances Joint Consultative Board, 1936; Member of Council, British Coal Utilisation Research Association, 1938–46; Member, Provisional General Purposes Committee, Coal Utilisation Joint Council, 1939–46; Member, Fuel and Power Advisory Council, 1944–46; Member of Council, British Welding Research Association, 1946–50


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Henry Power was born in Halifax and died on 23 December 1668 at New Hall. He was the son of John Power, who was a merchant. Henry Power entered Christ's College, Cambridge in 1641, taking his BA in 1644, MA in 1648, and MD in 1655. He was a friend and correspondent of Sir Thomas Browne, who encouraged him to take up medicine. For a time he practised medicine in Halifax and New Hall, Yorkshire. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of the first, in July 1665.


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