Joseph Henry

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Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry was born December 17, 1797 in Albany, NY to Scotish imigrants Ann and William Henry. His father, William Henry, died while Joseph was young. Being from a poor family he moved with his Grandmother in Galway, NY. Joseph was very intersted in magnetisim which lead him to his discoveries.

Accomplishments

1797- Birth1810- Became Watchmaker1819- Enrolled Albany Acadamey1826- Became Professer at Albany Acadamey1832- Became Professer at New Jersey1846- Became Secratary of Smithsonian Institution1878- Died

Joseph Henry helped create the telegraph. Also, Joseph Henry made his own version of already discovered or invented electronics, such as, the electric motor and electromagntic self-induction.

Known For

Joseph Henry will always be remember by the the standard unit of electrical inductance was named after him.

Citations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Henryhttp://inventors.about.com/od/hstartinventors/a/Joseph_Henry.htmhttp://siarchives.si.edu/history/jhp/joseph20.htmhttp://www.biography.com/people/joseph-henry-9335457

Joseph Henry

Early Life

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Joseph's Beam Motor

"Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in midns well prepared to recieve them."


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