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chemist , scientist

Harry Foote was an American chemist and scientist. He specialized in inorganic and physical chemistry and mineralogy, and had been associate editor of The American Journal of Science.

Background

Foote was born on March 21, 1875 in Guilford, Connecticut, United States; the son of Christopher Spencer and Hannah Jane (Hubbard) Foote.

Education

Foote received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1895 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1898 from Yale University.

Career

Foote began his career as an instructor in chemistry at Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University in 1898. Six years later Harry was appointed an assistant professor and was a professor of physical chemistry since 1912 at the same school. He served as the collector-naturalist on the expedition made by Hiram Bingham to Macchu Picchu in 1911. The Yale Peruvian Expedition collection contains the many glass slides taken by Foote.

Achievements

  • Foote was known for his research in organic and physical chemistry and mineralogy.

Membership

Foot was a member of the Royal Geographical Society and the American Chemical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    beekeeping

Connections

On June 22, 1904 Harry Foot married Martha Babcock Jenkins. They had 4 children.

father:
Christopher Spencer Foote (1837-1880)

mother:
Hannah Jane (Hubbard) Foote (1865-1885)

spouse:
Martha Babcock Jenkins

daughter:
Margaret Spencer Foote

son:
William Jenkins Foote

He was a columnist for many years for the Hartford Courant.

daughter:
Mary Foote

son:
Edward Jenkins Foote