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Max Henius

Max Henius, Danish chemist, founder brewing institute. Fellow Chemical Society, London. Commander Order of Dannebrog, Denmark, 1911; member American and Danish Brewers’ Assns., 1932. Joint author: American Handy Book of Brewing, 1902.

Background

  • Henius, Max was born on June 16, 1859 in Aalborg, Denmark. Son of Isidor and Emilie Henius.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philisophy, University of Marburg, Germany, 1881.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1881. Associate with Doctor Robert Wahl as Wahl & Henius, analytical chemists. Chicago; established a brewing academy and analytical laboratory, 1886, now Wahl-Henius Institute, consultant and analytical chemists, of which is president Secretary-general Second International Brewers Congress, Chicago, 1911.

      President Jacob A. Riis League of Patriotic Service, 1916-1918. Member sub-commission on chemistry of fermentation, National Research Council.

    Works

    • Author: American Handy Book of Brewing, 1902.

    Membership

    Fellow Chemical Society, London. Commander Order of Dannebrog, Denmark, 1911. Member American and Danish Brewers’ Assns., 1932.

    Joint author: American Handy Book of Brewing, 1902.

    Connections

    • Married Johanne Louise Heiberg, Aalborg, June 4, 1883. Children: Henry R., Emil Theodor, Gerda.
    • father: Isidor Henius
    • mother: Emilie Henius
    • spouse: Johanne Louise Heiberg
    • children: Henry R. Henius
    • Emil Theodor Henius
    • Gerda Henius
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    Born June 16, 1859
    Died November 15, 1935
    (aged 76)
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