Chicago, Illinois, United States
Schlesinger received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1903 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1905 from the University of Chicago.
Schlesinger received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1903 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1905 from the University of Chicago. In 1954, he was given an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the same university.
Schlesinger began his career as an associate in chemistry at the University of Chicago in 1907. Three years later he took a position of an instructor and an assistant professor in 1911 from the same university. Then in 1917, Hermann was appointed an associate professor and professor in 1922 at the University of Chicago. Also he served as an administrator for the department at that university from 1922 to 1946. Since 1949 Schlesinger was a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and devoted his full time to research and the training of his graduate students.
In addition, he worked with Walther Nernst at the University of Berlin, with Johannes Thiele at the University of Strasbourg and with John Jacob Abel at the Johns Hopkins University.
Schlesinger was a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, National Academy of Sciences, Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon.
In 1910, Hermann Schlesinger married Edna M. Simpson. They had two children. Then he married Teddy Schlesinger.